Gret Glyer, Class of 2008
CEO, DonorSee & author of If the Poor Were Next Door
I know that God cares about how I spend every moment of my life, which gives every moment (even the hard ones) a deep and eternal purpose.
If the Poor Were Next Door, Gret’s riveting account of his eye-opening journey from the comfort of the American suburbs to Malawi, Africa, was released in September in a book launch event at Trinity. From 2013 to 2016, Gret lived with the world’s poorest people in Malawi, Africa where he built more than 150 houses for the homeless and crowdfunded $100,000 to build a girls’ school. He says, “I know that God cares about how I spend every moment of my life, which gives every moment (even the hard ones) a deep and eternal purpose.” After Malawi, Gret founded DonorSee, a non-profit organization dedicated to meeting the short-term needs of some of the poorest people in the world and setting them up for long-term success whenever possible. “Trinity taught me to make my faith my own. They were not interested in merely having me memorize all the right answers. Instead, they wanted me to wrestle with a complex world so that I would learn to value truth above all else. This has given me a strong compass in a chaotic world.” Gret has been featured in USA Today, National Review, HuffPo, Acton Institute, and is a TEDx Speaker. He lives with his wife in Falls Church, Virginia and is the first Trinity alum to serve on the Board of Trustees.