A few weeks ago a businessman in Toledo, Ohio made a generous gesture for a class of graduating seniors. At a school assembly, he announced that he would pay for their college tuition, room, and board so that they can attend a college or trade school for free. He also said that one of their parents would be able to attend college or trade school for free. Pete Kadens, a philanthropist who offered almost three million dollars to this graduating class of seniors and one parent, offered the money on one condition – that the term ‘gift’ be replaced with ‘responsibility’. In an interview with CBS evening news, Kadens suggests that he has become successful in an unfair society and as such it is his responsibility and the responsibility of his peers to pave the way for those less fortunate that were not offered the same level of education as he was. You can watch the inspiring interview by clicking here.
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