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    • bill
      Top reader of all timeScout
      1 year ago

      So next level. I love that he flew coach!

      “Chuck was a cornerstone in terms of inspiration for the Giving Pledge,” says Warren Buffett. “He’s a model for us all. It’s going to take me 12 years after my death to get done what he’s doing within his lifetime.”

      • Karenz
        Scribe
        1 year ago

        This is a great article. Gives me faith in us humans when faith can be hard to come by these days!

        • bill
          Top reader of all timeScout
          1 year ago

          i feel ya. (hugs!)

          • Karenz
            Scribe
            1 year ago

            Thanks, Bill!

    • normanbae1 year ago

      Wow. Thank you. "While his philanthropy is out of business, its influence reverberates worldwide thanks to its big bets on health, science, education and social action. Where did $8 billion go? Feeney gave $3.7 billion to education, including nearly $1 billion to his alma mater, Cornell, which he attended on the G.I. Bill. More than $870 million went to human rights and social change, like $62 million in grants to abolish the death penalty in the U.S. and $76 million for grassroots campaigns supporting the passage of Obamacare. He gave more than $700 million in gifts to health ranging from a $270 million grant to improve public healthcare in Vietnam to a $176 million gift to the Global Brain Health Institute, a partnership program between Trinity College Dublin and the University of California, San Francisco."

    • TripleG
      Top reader this weekReading streak
      1 year ago

      What an amazing philanthropist. The richest people in the world like Bill Gates and Warren Buffet praise Mr. Feeney for his donations and being a model “for all of us”, but I don’t see them following his model of giving. The latest calculations indicate that those two are actually increasing their total wealth each year, not reducing it. And while they have charitable organizations, mr. Feeney gave all his money away anonymously. Gates and Buffet love to be in the limelight constantly stroking their big egos. Seems hypocritical.

      • bill
        Top reader of all timeScout
        1 year ago

        Gates and Buffet love to be in the limelight constantly stroking their big egos.

        yeah i had some of these same thoughts. this article made me think about how many other incredible people there must be who are doing incredible work behind the scenes. unfortunately, our view of the world is dominated by people who love attention.

    • Florian
      Reading streak
      1 year ago

      👏💪🙏

    • chrissetiana
      Top reader this weekTop reader of all time
      1 year ago

      What an amazing person. And a very interesting philanthropic way of living.

    • jbuchana1 year ago

      Impressive.

    • sjwoo
      Scout
      1 year ago

      Now that's a live well lived.