Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation CEO Valerie Hepburn (left) presents a grant to Satilla Riverkeeper Ashby Nix Worley.  The grant was provided through the Foundation by an anonymous donor to match contributions raised by the Salilla Riverkeeper during the recent Georgia Gives Day. 

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“Toxic Charity” Author Challenges Annual Event Audience

“Give once and you create appreciation; twice you create anticipation; three times – expectation; four times – entitlement; five times – dependency.”

With a gentle tone and humor, but a strong conviction honed through over four decades’ grass roots development work in inner city Atlanta, Bob Lupton argued in front of an audience of some 80 founders, fund holders and community friends at the March annual event that much harm is done by misdirected but well-intentioned charity.

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