Generosity in quotes: Henri J. M. Nouwen

“Indeed, if we raise funds for the creation of a community of love, we are helping build the kingdom. We are doing exactly what we are supposed to do as Christians. Paul is clear about this: ‘Make love your aim’ (I Corinthians 14:1, NJB).” Henri J. M. Nouwen, a Dutch Catholic priest, professor, writer, and theologian, […]

Generosity in quotes: Peter Harris and Rod Wilson

“Philanthropy for Christians is first about people rather than about money, the possibility of relationship rather than resources. We must stand against anything that turns persons into wallets or friends into banks.”   Peter Harris, founder and president of A Rocha, and Rod Wilson, former president of Regent College, in Keeping Faith in Fundraising

Generosity in quotes: Hamdi Ulukaya

“Yes, I built a $450 million plant and all that stuff, but the part I love the most is becoming this hub for building lives. Refugees have gone through so much . . .  And seeing them smile and full of energy, it’s like a new world is created—while you’re making a cup of yogurt! […]

Generosity in quotes: Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson, 19th century American essayist, lecturer, and poet

Generosity in quotes: Gaping Void

“There’s something magical about kindness. It’s an element we no longer expect in our day-to-day interactions, but it’s something we long for. The thing about exclusivity is that it’s really, really lonely. It seems cool to be the girl in the sunglasses, the guy who never picks up his phone, but there’s a lot of […]

Generosity in quotes: Elle Johanna Basinger

Elle Johanna Basinger, daughter of Adam (the above-mentioned Daddy) and Wendy Basinger and adored granddaughter of Randy and Rebekah Basinger, in a note found in her bedroom

Generosity in quotes: Walter Brueggemann

” . . . life does not consist in frantic production and consumption that reduces everyone else to threat and competitor. . . The odd insistence of the God of Sinai is to counter anxious productivity with committed neighborliness. The latter practice does not produce much; but it creates an environment of security and respect […]

Generosity in quotes: Amanda J. Garcia

“As a gardener tends young plants to yield a great crop, and a parent teaches a child to generously give to others, so leaders might cultivate their communities by offering space to work, a seat at the table, and a voice to be heard — and all in the name of good Christian stewardship: investing […]

Generosity in quotes: JB Miller

“The best gifts are those given when we expect nothing in return — giving not driven by obligation but by love and generosity. The benefits we get from these gifts remind us that, as Scripture say, it is ‘more blessed to give than to receive’ — and, as others suggest, that it is possible to […]

Generosity in quotes: Katrina VanHuss

“If you are raising money to make something better, this is who you are: someone willing to be taken, in order to give.”   Katrina VanHuss, consultant and founder of Turnkey Promotions, from a blog article titled “Why We Do What We Do: Willing To Be Taken in Order to Give”