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TESTIMONIAL: ANONYMOUS DONOR

TESTIMONIAL: ANONYMOUS DONOR

Your fine Commonwealth Club is a beneficiary from my estate because it so well fits my criteria for bequests. My general aim is to place my leftover lucre where it will do constructive work for my community after I am gone.

Here are the criteria I used to select the 14 beneficiaries from my estate:

  1. Must be an organization or project (not a person);
  2. Non-profit, tax exempt status: 501 (C) (3);
  3. Must have mission/commitment to community betterment / enrichment;
  4. Must have integrity to manage money well and follow through on commitment;
  5. Make good faith effort to have work accessible and affordable for all
  6. Provide venue/outlet for work to be presented; and
  7. Give exposure for "creators" to present work and engage with audience.

These criteria are borrowed from Bertrand Russell's wisdom that Life moves well

when driven by (1) a thirst for Knowledge, (2) a quest for Beauty, and (3) a desire for Love.

Beneficiaries also meet my criteria of (4) nurturing the Heart and (5) making a Difference for those who engage with them.

My bequests will go to creative folks whose work enchants and who kindly show us stuff we might otherwise overlook.


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