Tag Archives: philanthropy

Small Business Rocks

Warren Buffet had it right when he committed to giving away more than half his money to charity. “If you’re in the luckiest one percent of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99 percent.”  And, indeed, 86% of the $316 billion giving reported in 2012, is by […]

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Let’s Talk

Like Ed Koch, I frequently ask the question, “How’re we doing?” Mine is not a personal question, not quite a global one, but more or less a national one. My yardstick is more moral than monetary. I tend to fall back on President Kennedy’s standard that, “This country cannot afford to be materially rich and spiritually poor.” […]

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Never Too Late To Be An Artist

Kathryn Wasserman Davis started painting landscapes when she was 90 years old.  Now 105, she has become a prolific chronicler of the Hudson River.  In a short film about her, Kathryn Davis: Painting of a Life, she is quoted as saying: “I look at the blank canvas and think what in heavens am I going […]

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