The art of philanthropy By Jim Murray Managing Director
Most of us in Canada have a rich life. I am constantly reminding my 11year-old daughter of this fact: she has won the life lottery, being born in this socially and economically stable country. And so it is because of my own sense of gratitude that I encourage her to give back in some small way. When she was four, my wife and I set up a bank account for her, into which she contributes 10 percent of her monthly chore allowance, to be donated to charity. She also recently sorted through all of her childhood toys and asked the friends invited to her last birthday party to donate a gift instead of choosing one for her â€“ she plans to pass the lot of it on to less fortunate families in our community this holiday season.
brian JESSEL HOLIDAY 2010