The past several weeks, this weekly post has featured average, everyday people doing good things for others, and really, that is perhaps the best sort of philanthropy there is. It motivates us all, reminds us that we don’t need to be wealthy or powerful to do good things, to help make the world just a little bit better. Giving, after all, begins in our own backyard. Today, however, I want to focus on a man who is, by most standards, wealthy, but his philanthropy far exceeds his own personal wealth. His name is Charles Francis Feeney, but his friends call him Chuck.
While others may have given more in their lifetimes, notably George Soros, Bill Gates, and Warren Buffet, there are some things about Chuck Feeney’s generosity that stand above the rest. First, often referred to as the James Bond of philanthropy, Feeney does not toot his own horn, and…
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