Thought for the Day” #1093 – by Stephen R. Elville, J.D., LL.M.

June 4, 2018

“Are you a secret agent? Do you have charitable intentions but prefer that your gift(s) to charities or public service organizations remain anonymous? If so, you are undoubtedly selfless, heroic, and much more! However, consider coming out of the shadows – realize that your charitable donees not only need your support, they need the support of many others to carry on their good work. By allowing the organization to properly recognize and honor you for your caring generosity and thoughtfulness, you are furthering the organization’s purposes beyond the beneficial impact of your own gift. How? By consenting to the promotion of your gift as an example for other donors to follow, and the resulting potentiality that the value of your own gift could multiply exponentially!”