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How can we join the billionaires in the fun of giving?

August 21, 2010

Our sister community foundation up in New York recently ran an ad with this question: Why let the billionaires have all the fun? For anyone who has been following the Giving Pledge challenge issued by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, this line speaks to the appeal of creating our own charitable legacy.

Working with community foundations, as New York and we agree, gives everyone access to expert advice and amazing opportunities to make a difference with our philanthropy. And you don’t have to be a billionaire to enjoy using your wealth to make a difference in our world.

So, be inspired by the words of Diane von Furstenburg, Boone Pickens, Michael Bloomberg and others. Learn why they have chosen to pledge at least half their income, now or at death, to charitable causes.

As Paul Allen says in his statement, “there’s always more to do.” At your community foundation and community foundations across the country, we know how to help you accomplish so much more, as we serve the greatest needs of our community together.

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