Baltimore Sun's timely reminder: "Many nonprofits...thrive by receiving many small gifts" from "people of average means" who see a need.
"Say the word 'philanthropist' and the names of the wealthy and powerful come to mind. But philanthropists don't need to make million-dollar gifts to help change lives. Many nonprofits in the Baltimore area thrive by receiving many small gifts — the result of people of average means putting aside a little money to benefit a good cause. To mark the season of giving, we offer snapshots of donors and beneficiaries at three nonprofit groups that use small gifts to make a big difference in the Baltimore area." -- Julie Scharper, the Baltimore Sun