• If you are feeling helpless,

    help someone.

    -Aung San Suu Kyi

  • The habit of giving

    only enhances the desire to give.

    -Walt Whitman

  • It is more difficult to give money away

    intelligently than to earn it in the first place.

    -Andrew Carnegie

  • No one has ever

    become poor by giving.

    -Anne Frank

  • The Lord loveth a cheerful giver.

    He also accepteth from a grouch.

    -Catherine Hall

  • We make a living by what we get;

    but we make a life by what we give.

    -Winston Churchill

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

    but by the seeds that you plant.

    -Robert Louis Stevenson

  • Give all thou canst, high Heaven rejects the lore

    Of nicely-calculated less or more.

    -William Wordsworth

  • If you think you are too small to be effective,

    you have never been in bed with a mosquito.

    -Betty Reese

  • Noblesse oblige, or, superior advantages

    bind you to larger generosity.

    -Ralph Waldo Emerson


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