Philanthropy Matters

In 1991, I had the good fortune to appreciate the transformational impact of philanthropy. With a little hard work and a lot of luck, early in my career as a Financial Planner, I had achieved reasonable degree of success – that is, success as I defined it at that point in my life.

Then, at 31, it slowly dawned on me that I owed a huge debt of gratitude to those I had never known. I realized that if it were not for the wisdom, wealth and hard work of so many Canadians who came before me, that I, and millions of my fellow Canadians, would not be enjoying the quality of life that makes us the envy of so many around the world. That’s when I decided I needed to contribute in some way and make a difference.

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From the Blog

  • For The Love of Gift Planning January 17, 2017 On January 26th I have the good fortune to participate with my friends and fellow gift planning zealots/professionals Paul Nazarath and Malcolm Burrows at the Toronto CAGP chapter’s, For the Love of Gift Planning half day summit. Coincidentally, I interviewed Malcom Burrows for our very first DMPTalks podcast last year and given the upcoming summit I thought ...
  • Merry Christmas featuring Buster the Boxter December 23, 2016 Clearly, I realize this video is a TV advert for the British retailer, John Lewis. Cleverly, it utilizes the song, “One Day I’ll Fly Away”, performed by the Vaults. (The original song was performed by Randy Crawford  and very much amplifies the commercial’s impact.) Creatively, it is a slick piece of marketing that is directly targeted to ...

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