As we approach one year since the release of “Giving Back” in October 2011, I’m reminded of the wonderful people who provided words of praise for the book and cleared a path for reaching readers. So, for Dr. Ross and the others, this re-blogged post is a second helping of thanks!
I reach but cannot grasp words to plumb the depth of my gratification and overwhelming joy when previewers of Giving Back share their reactions to its stories and photography. A long hope has been that the book would move readers and perchance enlighten and deepen their thinking and giving, for good. This is commentary received last night . . .
“This is the most powerful representation of philanthropy that I have seen in more than a decade in this field. The stories, the quotes, the voices and the photographs are uniformly vivid and extraordinary….A reminder that, in its roots, philanthropy should be felt, not thought.”
— Robert K. Ross, M.D., president and CEO, The California Endowment