The Definition of Philanthropy, from Mary Baker Eddy
“Philanthropy is loving, ameliorative, revolutionary”
What a grand call on philanthropy from this 19th century author and spiritual leader. Philanthropy is loving – but also corrective. It ensures success. It keeps us unselfish, and even uncovers evil. And the goodness itself, the kind love of giving — not a placard on a building, not a name on a brochure — is the greatest gift.