"Never stop affirming. When you find your battery of hope, excitement, and even idealistic naivete so drained that you don't let an applicant finish a presentation without pointing out why it can't be done, it's time you departed for another profession. Philanthropy builds on the hopes of rising generations; it lights fires rather than snuffs them out."


 -- Paul Ylvisaker, from
Conscience & Community: The Legacy of Paul Ylvisaker