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 Dash vs. Cat Photos July 25, 2017 Life is way too short not to do something that matters. Hugh McLeod from gapingvoid shares his wisdom on the subject. “Never before have so many people on this planet have had so much choice about how their time is spent. And how do we choose to spend it, those same 24 hours in the day that ...
  • It’s Really All About Gratitude June 15, 2017 Somewhat later in life I have found that without developing the conscious habit of being grateful it is extremely difficult to achieve  happiness in one’s life. Unfortunately, gratitude can take an awfully long time to learn. In fact, for many of us it is not till middle age before we truly get it!  As Hugh ...

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