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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  • 99 Good News Stories You Probably Didn’t Hear About in 2018 January 8, 2019 Source:  https://www.theonion.com/cnn-holds-morning-meeting-to-decide-what-viewers-should-1819577164 “For reasons I have never understood, people like to hear that the world is going to hell.”   Deirdre McCloskey For those of us who work in the nonprofit sector and/or are closely associated with it as donors I’m sure you would agree that, whatever your charity’s mission, in the end we are all trying to make ...
  • The Gift December 18, 2018 “The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance.” Brian Tracey   For each of the last eleven years the British retailer John Lewis has aired what has become an iconic holiday season commercial. Not withstanding the commercialism of the underlining message (after all they are trying to sell stuff!) it ...

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