“It is more difficult to give money away intelligently than to earn it in the first place.”

Andrew Carnegie, a 19th century Scottish American industrialist and philanthropist
Andrew Carnegie

“Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”

Warren Buffet, an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist
Warren Buffet

“Generosity is the best investment.”

Diane Von Furstenberg, a fashion designer and philanthropist
Diane von Fürstenberg

“I can’t get over it; I’m still shaking when I talk about it. It’s just incredible… I feel a bit guilty about getting so much pleasure out of giving!”

Terry Bramall, a UK businessman and philanthropist
Terry Bramall

“I like to have something worthwhile to get up for each morning… I find that the larger and more strategic the gift, the more pleasure I get out of it.”

Dame Stephanie Shirley, a British businesswoman and philanthropist
Dame Stephanie Shirley

“The huge satisfaction to be gained from spending one’s time in giving in your later years far outweighs any pleasures that you can possibly gain on the golf course, on the beach or on the back of the yacht in the Mediterranean sipping martinis.”

Michael Oglesby, a UK businessman and philanthropist
Mike Oglesby

“I really appreciate your work on what for my parents is such an important project. I am glad that the fund has been developing so positively and swiftly.”

David Evans, fundholder of the Maggie Evans Fund
David EvansMaggie Evans Fund

“It is so uplifting to meet so many people blessed with generous hearts and a deep sense of community.”

Ali Mosawi, one of OCF's donors
Ali MosawiDonor