Several years ago, the pastor at a church I worked with told the story of an affluent family in a nearby church giving two significant gifts in the same year — both of which made the local newspaper.
The first gift was to the church where several generations of the family regularly attended. The second gift was to a nearby university where several family members had attended and received various degrees.
The gift to the church was $250,000. The gift to the university was $2.5 million — 10 times the amount given to the church.
When the minister asked why the difference in the two amounts, the answer was simply, “The university asked for $2.5 million.” Continue Reading [PDF]
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