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Foundation Spotlight:  Now Is the Time

Milton D. Hakel
SIOP Foundation President

There’s never quite enough time and money to do everything that needs to be done. I’ve found that to be true in every stage of my life. Graduate school days were spartan but no more so than my first professional job (or subsequent ones, for that matter). One of the corollaries of Parkinson’s Law must be that needs expand to exhaust 110% of the available resources.

Next, factor in the inevitable swings of the economy. What you get is the realization that the times have always been challenging and that they always will be so. They were challenging in even the best of the good old days. They are challenging now. They will be challenging in all of the days ahead. Agreed?

Something else that I’ve realized is that the task of defining one’s self continues throughout a lifetime. What kind of a person am I now? What am I becoming? What I do in meeting today’s challenges reflects my values and priorities.

Giving is never easy because even the best of times are challenging. But giving reflects generosity and gratitude. Here’s the point: There will never be a better time than now to contribute some of your time and money.

The SIOP Foundation would like to be among your beneficiaries. Seize the moment. Contribute at http://www.siop.org/foundation/donate.aspx