Sunday, December 6, 2009

Critical Thinking Club, St. Paul - Bah! Humbug! A critical look at charitable giving

Here are the details for another timely topic at the Critical Thinking Club of St. Paul. I have struggled to find many suitably secular charities. I wonder if this will help:

In 2008, charitable giving to 1,514,821 tax-exempt organizations amounted to more than $300 billion or 2.2 percent of our GDP. Nancy L. Raybin, chair of Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits confirms the public’s perceived magnanimity of this statistic, “… the American public agrees with us that charitable giving is an integral part of the country’s economic fabric.” Charitable giving has become a sacred cow that only Scrooge would dare to question. In this interactive presentation, we will critically examine charitable giving, keeping in mind that the Critical Thinking Club is one of those 1,514,821 tax-exempt organizations.
Critical Thinking Club, St. Paul
Location: Kelly Inn, Rice Street and I-94
Date: December 13, 2009
Time: 10:00 a.m. to Noon
Presenter: Dr. Laura Hutt
Topic: “Bah! Humbug!” A critical look at charitable giving

Breakfast Buffet $10.00 Coffee only $3.00. We need to plan for the room setup and meal, so if you are going to attend, please RSVP to criticalthinkingclub@gmail.com by the end of the day Thursday.

For meeting announcements for all Critical Thinking Club chapters, bookmark http://www.crest-o-the-hill.org/CTC/index.htm

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