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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  • Create Good Trouble April 3, 2019 “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” Paulo Coelho I have observed that one of the more significant differences between the profit and nonprofit sectors is their divergent thoughts and actions regarding risk and/or change. For the entrepreneurs I know one of their greatest fears are missing out on ...
  • Hell Yeah or No! March 13, 2019 “The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything.”– Warren Buffet The video below is from Derek Sivers …. musician, programmer, philanthropist, philosopher, and entrepreneur extraordinaire. Given just how much wisdom his book “Anything You Want” packs into its 77 pages, it’s one of the best I have read over the ...

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