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.
From the Blog
- Be kind to one another October 31, 2019 “Most of all, differences of opinion are opportunities for learning.” – Terry Tempest Williams I am a fan of Ellen DeGeneres. Earlier this month she attended an NFL game where she sat beside former American President, George W. Bush. As a result of her friendship with the former president, she attracted a hail storm of criticism due to his administration’s opposition to ...
- Brave September 26, 2019 “He who is brave is free.” – Seneca ‘Brave’ is a word that can mean different things to different people. As Hugh Macleod from gapingvoid writes, “We have to be as brave as the people who need us”. So, who needs us? Our family? Our friends? Those individuals or causes we are trying to help? We all get to choose … and, by ...