Begging v. Raising
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
The recent Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity Prize in Ethics winner donated her $5000 prize to help the victims of Katrina.
I realize I'm probably the only one who gets a chuckle out of that. Seriously though, if someone is going to beat out a zillion other people to win a humanitarian award, and the prize is a big chunk of cash, it's almost like they have to give the money away somehow just to affirm that they deserved to win.
If I won, I'd probably buy a laptop or something and wind up thoroughly disgusting Mr. Wiesel.
The essay, should you choose to read it, is most certainly a powerful one. I mean to take nothing away from Ms. Stillman's brilliant work with my fun-poking.
posted by hilary at 11:51 AM |
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