Category Archives: Service

Paths Are Made By Walking

This is the third post in a summer series I’m calling “What Are You Reading? Wednesdays.” Every Wednesday in August, you’ll find a short review of thought-provoking books, articles and speeches about generosity, money, philanthropy and more. Enjoy! ** “Travelers, … Continue reading

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When Charity Calls, Nature Listens

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This is an amazing story about one paddle boarder’s quest to raise money for breast cancer awareness, and how a surprise visitor showed up and made all the difference. With a little help from “Larry the Whale” this woman successfully raised more than $100,000.

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In Memory Of Halina…and the Shadow Side of Service

It seems fitting on Memorial Day that I write a memorial of my own. My 84-year-old neighbor and friend Halina Kiesig died this past week in her assisted living home. Among a host of other problems, she suffered from congestive … Continue reading

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A Personal Message from Japan

The following letter appeared in Ode Magazine a week or so ago. It was written by a woman who has lived in Sendai, Japan, for the past 22 years. Her name is Anne Thomas (you can read a bit more … Continue reading

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Changing the World, One Laundry Load at a Time: 8 More Ways to Be Charitable, Everyday

First, I want to say a heartfelt Thank You to the 12,000 of you who read, commented, tweeted, re-posted or reached out to me about 16 Charitable Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day. I’m truly amazed and humbled by the overwhelming … Continue reading

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16 Charitable Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day, forget the wining and dining. Do something that matters. Like many people, I’ve had good Valentine’s Days and well, not so good. The not-so-good dates back to middle school, when I, like many of my classmates, anxiously … Continue reading

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Putting Food in the Mouths of Others: Family Philanthropists Feed the Homeless

I have to admit: There’s something about it being 5 degrees outside that makes me feel, well, less than charitable. But this wasn’t the case for the 11 family philanthropists who dedicated one of their nights in New York to … Continue reading

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