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December 2016: Giving and Philanthropy
Speaking the Language of Quaker Values by Henry Freeman
Giving from a Peaceful Place by Lisa Smith
Why I Give by Mike Moyer
The Companionship of Philanthropy and Spirituality by Jay W. Marshall
FJ Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf
Introduction to our issue on Giving and Philanthropy
Gabriel Ehri is executive director of Friends Journal.Posted in: Among Friends, Giving and Philanthropy
How to get through that pile of thank‐you notes—and end up liking your Friends!
Letters from our readers.
Charity begins in the home.
Kathleen Costello Malin is a member of Smithfield (R.I.) Meeting and is active on a New England Yearly Meeting committee and her quarterly meeting as well. Kathleen works at a community foundation and presents frequently on philanthropy and technology. She has two millennial sons and a boomer husband. This article has been slightly corrected from the print edition.Posted in: Features, Giving and Philanthropy
A Friend’s perspective on money and philanthropy.
Henry B. Freeman is a fundraising consultant who works with nonprofit organizations and educational institutions around the country. An active Friend, Henry lives in Richmond, Ind., and is a member of Clear Creek Meeting in Richmond.Posted in: Giving and Philanthropy
Finding a balance in our work.
Lisa Smith runs a nonprofit in Washington state that serves seven counties. She brings 30 years of experience with legal, economic development, academic, environmental, tribal, and nonprofit partners. Her research has been published in Consumer Reports, Scholastic magazine, and the American Journal of Public Health. She attends Olympia (Wash.) Meeting.Posted in: Features, Giving and Philanthropy
Giving is a response of gratefulness to God for life and its blessings.
Mike Moyer and his wife, Deb, have lived in Oskaloosa, Iowa, for 25 years where they attend College Avenue Friends Church. Mike recently retired from teaching at William Penn University. He has served on the board of trustees of the Pickett Endowment for Quaker Leadership since 1995 and as coordinator since 2007.Posted in: Features, Giving and Philanthropy
Philanthropy can be beneficial to both the giver and the receiver.
Jay Marshall is dean at Earlham School of Religion, a graduate school in Richmond, Indiana. He is a member of New Castle (Ind.) Meeting, which is a member of the New Association of Friends.Posted in: Features, Giving and Philanthropy
FJ Poetry: Somewhere in Amish country—York, perhaps—a chalice and patter of local clay glazed in soft Loden green.
Letting the Higher Power Do It by Anonymous