Editor’s Note: Wallis Annenberg is chairman of the board of the Annenberg Foundation. The Annenberg Foundation is providing training to this year’s Top 10 CNN Heroes. Watch "CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute" on Sunday at eight p.m. ET.(CNN) - For many of us, the holiday season is a time to count our blessings — and then open our hearts and our checkbooks to those who have far less than we do. But for a handful of extraordinary leaders, giving means something more.
Charities, non-profit organizations, and self-determining organizations are forever in need of funding. Donations agreed to such institutions are often a outsized source of their proceeds representing operations and causes.
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In The Red Box, the fictional detective Nero Wolfe sarcastically observes that “Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth.” I couldn’t find a more apt piece of quotation to describe the emetic whining of Saudi Prince, Alwaleed bin Talal, over his latest entry in the annual Forbes billionaires list.
With rich business people in India now diverting their CSR funds towards educating the underprivileged, the education scenario in India will hopefully witness a great paradigm shift.
No man who holds the highest office in government would want a meagre salary for the work he does. But the president of Uruguay, President Jose Mujica has earned a nickname, "the poorest president" in the world. Why? He donates about 90% of his salary. His wife who is a senator, also donates hers and they live a very modest lifestyle in a farmhouse in Montevideo, Uruguay.
Giving and receiving are two sides of the same coin but they are interrelated. Some people still believe it is better to give than receive. Others view receiving as a sign of weakness.
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There are many reasons why different people donate to charity, most of them are good, but a few people give to charity for what might be considered the wrong reasons.
“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”