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STORY AND PHOTOS BY KAREN BOSSICK When Ruthie Lieder moved to Sun Valley 43 years ago, the only place she found to volunteer was with the women’s auxiliary at Moritz Hospital. And the doctors didn’t trust the women to get anything done, she said, so the woman spent most of their meetings gossiping. Lieder finally got a taste of true volunteering in 1971 when she was asked to help raise money to start an animal shelter. But it was only two years ago that her eyes were opened to the real power of philanthropy—when she joined the Wood River Women’s Charitable Foundation. “I was overwhelmed,” she said, “I learned that there were 200-some non-profit organizations in the valley. That was a total revelation to me—the number of non-profits and the needs in the valley.” Read the whole story at