Occupy a Charity

By Davies Hood, Induron Executive VP

Amidst all the political name calling, Occupy this-and-that and bad news on TV, there really are still some true American philanthropists.

The earthquake that struck Washington, D.C., last August caused structural cracks in the Washington Monument – not what you want to see in a national landmark honoring the father of our country. But David Rubenstein, co-founder of The Carlyle Group, donated the $7.5 million needed to restore the landmark to its original glory.

I have to think that if there were more people like Rubenstein in America, we’d all be better off. All those complaining about the 1%-ers wouldn’t have much to gripe about! We can all learn from him that it’s important to give back to causes we support, whether we can give $1 or $1 million.

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