‘Chuck Feeney Is a Hero’

Bill Gates
BILL GATES, Co-Chair, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Chuck Feeney is a hero. He probably wouldn’t like that characterization very much. But his modest manner and thoughtful embrace of philanthropy make him a figure that everyone can learn from. I certainly have.

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Philanthropic Leverage

Matthew Bishop
MATTHEW BISHOP, New York Bureau Chief of The Economist and co-author of Philanthrocapitalism: How Giving Can Save the World

There is a certain sort of philanthropist who funds buildings to gain the immortality that comes from having his or her name carved in stone above the door. Chuck Feeney is not one of them.

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‘Everything Went on Trust’

Albie Sachs
ALBIE SACHS, Justice of South Africa’s Constitutional Court 1994–2009

Let’s face it, we were slightly mad. No, not slightly, very. We believed we could transform the race-obsessed authoritarian country that had given the word “apartheid” to the world into an exemplary non-racial democracy.

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