This book demanded to be written after a charity event.
It was a Sunday night when a couple of hundred people showed up for dinner knowing they were going to be asked to give money. The target was two million dollars.
The room was filled with hardworking, super generous people. However, as I looked around to see who could actually pay, the target seemed not only unreasonable but impossible. Hey, I don’t like that word, but facing facts they had already given much of their money, even borrowed money, and many were volunteering their time. Some had done all three.
I could tell they all wanted to do more, but they were just tapped out.
About twenty percent of the total was raised by fifty people. There was another $500,000 raised by four families, still leaving us one million dollars short.