Caroline Preston at Give and Take:
What do you think? How would you respond to Mr. Cubeta’s question: “In the ideal university, where should philanthropy be taught?” In the history, business, psychology, or even world religions department? And how critical is a humanities background to a career consulting with donors?
All my life, or at least from age 6 up, I know I am in trouble when someone calls me, "Mr. Cubeta." Duns Scotus was a learned man. I am just a back alley Morals Tutor inculcating pratical wisdom as best I can. In the wealthy client, the seat of learning is seldom the head. We as Teachers must use the means best suited to produce a lasting change of heart. Caroline, call me Master Cubeta, please. Our noble trade is taught in some pretty questionable places, among those who, as a practical matter, will do great good or harm. It is not enough that our CEOs and leading families know virtue as depicted in old books; those who are entrusted with the well-being of our society must live virtuous lives, not only in private life, but in discharging the duties of an influential citizen. (People look at me like I am crazy when I talk like this. But remember, this is my business. Making a Fool of myself is all part of the act.)