Letters: Aug. 14, 2000

THE NEW PHILANTHROPISTS

"The true measure ofphilanthropy lies in giving, even when it hurts. And then a widow's mite trumps the rich man's might." OWEN WILLIS Tantallon, N.S.

A new opportunity for social responsibility faces those who have amassed great wealth in recent years [SOCIETY, July 24]. You've shown that the Andrew Carnegies of today have stepped up to the challenge. Only time will tell if their generosity will have a lasting impact. I hope their acts will alter the views of many and help foster an environment that is even more generous than the one that exists today. BRIAN R....

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