What Motivates Philanthropists?

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What Motivates Philanthropists?

The word philanthropy has its roots in the Greek language meaning “love for mankind.” It was never meant to apply only to donors of thousands or millions of dollars.

– Arthur C. Frantzreb –

What Motivates Philanthropists?

“From wartime child refugee to self-made multi-millionaire and philanthropist, Dame Stephanie Shirley’s life has been more eventful than most. She arrived in London at the age of five, just weeks before the outbreak of World War II — one of thousands of Jewish children fleeing the Nazis and coming to Britain as part of the Kindertransport –and was brought up by loving foster parents.”I know very clearly why I give. I’ve been given so much myself, what else can I do but give?” she says.” This BBC article takes a closer look at the reasons that drive and inspire philanthropists. { read more }

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Read this short passage by writer Isabel Allende, “In Giving I Connect With Others”. { more }

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