Originally Posted by wang4three
I guess I kinda understand what you're trying to say...But, I don't relate at all. When I establish myself and have enough money to start donating, you can bet I'll be donating a nice portion of it to University of Illinois. I can't describe how much maturation college has provided for me.
then your school hasn't taught you enough.
First of all, yeah, it's your money, you can do whatever you want. No argument here. Nobody can tell you how to spend your money.
But donating to a large university.. is it correct? Hell no.
Whatever portion you will be donating to them.. for them.. it's chump change.
They get millions more from billionaires, sponsors, program, gov't and all that. Your money means nothing much to them.
However, your money, no matter how little, could actually feed a few kids in Africa. You could donate to some hospital where the money is actually getting medical equipments to help lives.
So what did you learn from your university?
that donating to an already rich and stable university, where your money won't be seen for any good uses- maybe buy some toilet papers
is better than donating to actually help kids and causes?
the efficiency of $1 dollar to a university and to a charity foundation is very much different. Think about what $1 can do for each of them.
Regardless of how much you appreciate your university, money isn't the way to thank them.You can show the world how your university educated you by donating change to them... or actually make a change to the world.
Your money, your choice.