Thursday, 11 August 2011
Bill and Joyce Cummings - we salute you.
Because even though you are in the billionaires club, you have chosen to sign the "Giving Pledge", and share your good fortunes with folk's right here in Massachusetts.
The Giving Pledge, by the way, was established in 2010 by Warren Buffet and Bill and Melinda Gates, to encourage the Mega Wealthy to donate more to worthy causes.
Now the Cummings already quietly donated for years through their Cummings Foundation. But by joining this elite pledge group, they have set a step-up-to-the-plate challenge for the Massachusetts wealthy to give more.
When that happens, I'd like to see some of that generosity directed towards the many disa-
bility organizations that make the Commonwealth a better place to live. They could use this support now more than ever.
But in the meantime, we salute you Bill and Joyce Cummings, for showing us that where there are big bank accounts, there are also big hearts.