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Posted by: Dick Allen on 2/13/2013 | [PRC_COMMENTCOUNT] Comments

When Alexis de Tocqueville, a French political thinker and historian, toured America in the early days of our democracy, he observed that philanthropy was very different in the United States than in any other country. Our giving spirit was “uniquely American,” as we set about the journey of building our budding democracy. Fast forward almost a century and a half and I believe the same philanthropic dynamic exists today. As Americans, we are very generous people. As such, we consistently lift up our neighbors and those in need to help them as they deal with obstacles in front of them.