Charity Begins at Home

I am happy to report that I have data to support what I had always assumed (or was it hoped?):  most parents want their children to become philanthropic.  According to a recent poll conducted by the Harris Interactive Service Bureau, commissioned by Pearson Foundation and the Penguin Group, 90% of the 500 parents surveyed say “it is important to raise children to become charitable adults.”

Wanting and succeeding, though, are two very different things.  And apparently, most of the 90% of those parents aren’t being very Read more

Golden Fleece Redux

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In the mid-1970s, Senator William Proxmire, a Democrat from Wisconsin, created the Golden Fleece Award.  He would give this award to the organization which Read more

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