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
- What Are You Doing with Your Jellybeans? December 13, 2018 I love visual metaphors that communicate important life truths. And so it is for the video in this month’s PhilanthropyMatters which shares with us in a very entertaining way how much time we have left in an average lifetime. This was also the subject of my post a year ago, “Losing My Marbles”. In the increasingly ...
- It’s Always About Your Story October 16, 2018 Recently I had the good fortune to meet Jack Canfield. As you may recall, Canfield is the co-author of the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series which has more than 250 titles and has sold an incredible 500 million copies in 40 different languages! How the heck did he do that? In Canfield’s own words: “The first book contains all ...