Sunday, October 25, 2009
Stephanie Strom reports today in the New York Times about several charitable gifts by Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google. This year, in commemoration of his family's immigration to the United States from Russia, Mr. Brin has made gifts to several organizations that helped his family along the way. Mr. Brin was six years old when his family moved to the U.S. He notes that his philanthropy is still small in amount compared with his "theoretical wealth," but he says the gifts this year signal his growing commitment to philanthropy. Together with his wife, Anne Wojcicki, he hopes to follow Bill Gates' example of carefully thought-out philanthropy that becomes more significant in amount over time.