• The fragrance always remains

    in the hand that gives the rose.

    -Heda Bejar

  • Kindness is the

    practice of generosity.

    -Sharon Salzberg

  • Noblesse oblige, or, superior advantages

    bind you to larger generosity.

    -Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • He who gives when asked

    has waited too long.


  • 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

  • No one has ever

    become poor by giving.

    -Anne Frank

  • You have not lived until you have done something

    for someone who can never repay you.”

    -John Bunyan

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

    but by the seeds that you plant.

    -Robert Louis Stevenson

  • The true measure of a man is how he treats

    someone who can do him absolutely no good.

    -Samuel Johnson

  •  If you can’t feed a hundred people,

    then just feed one.

    -Mother Teresa

  • Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,

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

    -Dr. Seuss

  • The Lord loveth a cheerful giver.

    He also accepteth from a grouch.

    -Catherine Hall

  • 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

  • If you are feeling helpless,

    help someone.

    -Aung San Suu Kyi

  • We make a living by what we get;

    but we make a life by what we give.

    -Winston Churchill



20 Qualities of a Generous Leader, Berkshire Business and Professional Women, May 2016


The Red Lion Inn, author reception, Stockbridge, MA, January 24, 4pm

MacIntosh Books & Paper, book signing and reading, Sanibel Island, FL, February 18, 5pm

Books & Books, book signing and reading, Coral Gables, FL, February 20, 8pm


The Mount, book launch and champagne reception, March 2

Barnes & Noble, book signing and reading, Atlanta, GA, April 15, 7pm

Wake Forest University Bookstore, book signing and reading, Winston-Salem, NC, April 16, 3:30 pm

McIntyres, book signing and reading, Fearrington Village, NC, April 18, 2pm

Left Bank Books, book signing and reading, St. Louis, MO, May 5,  7pm

Northshire Bookstore, book signing and reading, Manchester Center, VT, May 9, 6pm

The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza, book signing and reading, Albany, NY, May 22, 7pm

BuddhaFest, talk with Sharon Salzberg and Ram Dass, Washington D.C., June 22

Northshire Books, book signing and reading, Saratoga Springs, NY, August, 15, 7pm

Women in Philanthropy of Western Massachusetts, speaker, Springfield, MA, September 9

Barnes & Noble, Easton Town Center, book signing and reading, Columbus, OH, September 18, 6pm

Columbia Museum of Art, talk and book signing for donors and community members, Columbia, SC, October 23, by invitation

The Chatham Bookstore, A conversation and reception co-sponsored by The Chatham Bookstore and The Fund for Columbia County, a fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Chatham, NY, November 2, 2-4pm

Vermont Insight, half-day workshop with Claire Stanley on “Inspiring Generosity,” Brattleboro, VT, November 9, 10am -1pm

One More Page Books, book signing and reading, Arlington, VA, November 13, 7pm

Conference on Mindful Leadership, presentation on “The Generous Leader,” Washington D.C., November 14-16


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