Very often, philanthropists are misunderstood by the public and even the recipients of their donations. Philanthropists are occasionally motivated to receive the recognition that goes with a gift. Sometimes they are motivated because they expect something in return. But, in my experience, they are most frequently motivated out of their love for others and their attempt to be helpful. That help is sometimes misguided in the details but like all of us, philanthropists live a learn too. I wouldn’t want a world without generosity and an interest in helping others so any criticisms in this column are meant with the greatest respect for what they do. Please keep trying; while there is much to be done in this world, you already accomplish great things.