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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  • The Godfather of Good April 23, 2021
    “There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others.” – Mandy Hale  A number of years ago I was facilitating a presentation for the donors of the Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy. Standing at the back of the room was a gentleman I immediately recognized … the Godfather of Good! ...
  • Making a Difference Through Will Power March 30, 2021
    “There are three deaths. The first is when the body ceases to function. The second is when the body is consigned to the grave. The third is that moment, sometime in the future, when your name is spoken for the last time.” – David M. Eagleman Many of us are familiar with the fact that only 50% of ...

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