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An online course featuring several noted philanthropists including Warren Buffet, will help students learn about giving away money and could help make decisions regarding how Buffet’s money will be distributed. More than 4,000 people have signed up for the course, and sponsors say if more people sign up, the amount given away will grow. Buffet and his older sister Doris will be the first presenters in the course to talk about their motivations. Buffet is gradually giving away all of his $58 billion fortune, while his sister has already given away more than $150 million. When asked about the course, Buffet joked, “The trick is not to have her give it away faster than I can make it.” Several other presenters will discuss an aspect of philanthropy that is important to them. The Northeastern University professor, who will teach the class, Rebecca Riccio, says the most important thing about the course is that students will have an opportunity to give away money, which makes it even more powerful. She added, “It’s an experience that gives profound insight into deciding how we meet the needs of our society.”—Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell

Online course will let students give money away, by Josh Funk, http://news.yahoo.com/online-course-let-students-money-away-184656529.html, Accessed July 14, 2013

2 Corinthians 9:7 (CEV) (7) Each of you must make up your own mind about how much to give. But don't feel sorry that you must give and don't feel that you are forced to give. God loves people who love to give.

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