What is a Philanthropist?
If you Google Philanthropist it will read “a person who seeks to promote the welfare of others, especially by the generous donation of money to good causes.”
Dr. H. L. Barner has expanded that definition to read: “A Philanthropist is a person, a group, or an organization who seeks to promote the health & welfare of others, especially by the generous donation of money to good causes; volunteering your time and resources to support those in need; to bless others by small amounts of kindness; and the unselfish positive uplift through encouragement, inspiration and motivation to others to move them to a higher level of success.”
A few examples of the above are as follows but not limited to:
- Donate large sums of money (tens of hundreds, tens of thousands, and millions) to large charities/non-profit organizations that support and promote the health & welfare of others on a national and global scale.
- Make monthly donations to small and large charities/non-profit organizations that support and promote the health & welfare mostly on a national level.
- Donate time and resources in support of education, health & welfare, motivation and inspiration of others in their local communities.
- Consistently do small acts of kindness by providing encouragements, motivation, Prayer, counseling, and coaching to others in the communities.
What make the Barner Family Philanthropist?
The Barner family donates (tithes) money, time, and resources to our local Church but we also donate money to other organizations and causes such as:
- Combine Federal Campaign (CFC)
- Inspirational Channel
- American Cancer Society
- Saint Jude Children’s Hospital
- Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
- Local community causes
We are always looking to support other charities and organizations.
Below are a few examples of our favorite things to do as a Philanthropist. We don’t do them all — all the time but we do some of them all the time. You can be a Philanthropist today simply by doing these acts of kindness:
- Pay for someone’s meal in a restaurant, food bill at a grocery store, or gas at a service station.
- Cut someone’s grass when they can’t do it themselves.
- Shovel snow off someone’s sidewalk without having them as you.
- Allow someone else to get a close parking space.
- Slow down to allow someone to change lanes while driving
- Pick up trash when someone else drops it
- Buy someone a gift when they have done you wrong
- Forgive someone who has done something against you whether they know it or not
- Give a driver a smile instead of a finger
- Find something positive in everything
- If you can’t something positive to say then say nothing and smile
- Repeat all the above over and over again and here is the key… “don’t tell anyone you doing it for them”.
Will you and your family join the Barner’s by becoming a Philanthropist today? You may already be one but you don’t know it, which is the key. Know who you are, whose you are, and be good at it. And if you don’t know whose you are…you are the child of the most High God.