“Once you start giving, I think it’s not long before you get the feeling that no matter how good you get at it, you’ll never be good enough. Sometimes philanthropy seems like a little boat floating precariously on a vast and angry ocean.” This speech by well-known actor Alan Alda describes the establishment of his family’s philanthropy, and their exploration of ways to identify a focus and strategy for giving. ‘Finding our focus has been, in a way, finding our own identity.’

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