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The Season of Giving

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It is the season of giving.

This is the time of year many charitable organizations send out pleas in search of generous donors who will fund their altruistic undertakings. KSL encourages Utahns to look beyond themselves and to give generously to good causes.

One of Utah's most generous philanthropists, industrialist Jon Huntsman, said it well recently as he gave $26 million to Utah State University. "Our quest for wealth," said Huntsman, "can in fact be a healthy adventure, but only so far as we share our abundance with those who suffer or are in situations where our personal benefaction can indeed provide a positive influence on the success of individuals or institutions."

Not everyone, indeed very few, can match the monetary contributions of Jon Huntsman. But in relative terms, remember the biblical story of the widow's mite. Generous giving regardless of the amount is one of the most enduring indicators of a healthy and civilized society.

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