Wednesday, December 2, 2015


("Mark Zuckerberg Vows to Donate 99% of His Facebook Shares for Charity").

Wow! We are grateful for Mr. Zuckerberg, Dr. Chan and others like them, including those mentioned in your article, former Mayor Bloomberg, Mr. Buffett and of course, Bill and Melinda Gates. Their financial generosity is astounding, their accumulated wealth being matched by their profound dedication to seeing the condition of humanity improve.

The world would indeed be a lesser place without these people in it. Nothing But Nets is but one example of how money well spent can have enormous positive impact.

We speak often of the 1% in derogatory terms intended to denigrate their dollars and diminish their accomplishments. The accumulation of so much by so few is indeed a cause for grave concern, as our nation, our planet, each day witnesses so much deprivation and despair, so much poverty and pain, that we cannot help but question the hows and whys of the wealthiest among us.

But while some wear their wealth poorly (Mr. Trump) there are those who recognize the responsibility that attaches to their excessive good fortune. Max is indeed lucky to have parents who intend to be good shepherds, to do whatever they can to give her, and our children, a sustainable and welcoming home.

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