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Column: Our community’s joint mission of philanthropy helps all people

The first recorded use of the word “philanthropy” was in the Greek play “Prometheus Bound,” written about 460 BCE.
In the play, Prometheus creates mankind out of clay. In the beginning, his creatures have no culture (no knowledge, skills, arts, science, technology), so they live in darkness, in caves, in fear for their lives. Out of his philanthropos tropos, or humanity-loving nature, Prometheus continues to develop his creatures by giving them two gifts: fire, which symbolizes culture, and “blind hope,” representing optimism.

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