The grants are one of the best things we do and personify our “It’s better to give than receive, but what goes around comes around” mantra in so many ways.
As you know, the money was collected at meetings over our extended Summer in small cash denominations and by credit card donations (thanks again to Marc Halpert for donating back all fees and Ester Horowitz for being one of the initiators of the program) and matched by Raj Goel and Michael Farrell.
What you don’t know is that a number of anonymous donors also contributed substantially to the pot.
What forces compel a generous giving individual to do so without attribution? Surely, it is beyond me.
George (The Boss) Steinbrenner said “I believe the good you do for others comes back to you. But if you do something good for some person, and more than two people know about it – you and the other person – then you didn’t do it for the right reason”.
So there you have it!
And by the way, thank you all (and you know who you are)!