ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Noblesse oblige, or, superior advantages

    bind you to larger generosity.

    -Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap

    but by the seeds that you plant.

    -Robert Louis Stevenson

  • No one has ever

    become poor by giving.

    -Anne Frank

  • Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,

    nothing is going to get better. It's not.

    -Dr. Seuss

  • Give all thou canst, high Heaven rejects the lore

    Of nicely-calculated less or more.

    -William Wordsworth

  • It is more difficult to give money away

    intelligently than to earn it in the first place.

    -Andrew Carnegie

  • The habit of giving

    only enhances the desire to give.

    -Walt Whitman

  • Kindness is the

    practice of generosity.

    -Sharon Salzberg

  •  If you can’t feed a hundred people,

    then just feed one.

    -Mother Teresa

  • You have not lived until you have done something

    for someone who can never repay you.”

    -John Bunyan

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Barbara Bonner started her professional life as an art historian, moving on to leadership positions in three New York City museums. She later served as Vice President of Bennington College and the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. She now has her own consulting practice focused on helping non-profits transform their philanthropic support. Committed to a life in philanthropy, she has served on ten nonprofit boards and has started a fund to serve women with cancer in her region. She is currently board chair at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. A gardener, swimmer, avid reader and enthusiastic student of yoga, Eastern religions and contemplative practice, Barbara lives in a converted barn in the beautiful Berkshire hills of western Massachusetts. She is the inordinately proud mother of an actor and an English professor and grandmother of magnificent Archer and Nate.

See website www.barbarabonner.org for complete information