Chuck Collins was an heir to the Oscar Mayer fortune and chose to give away his trust fund in his mid-20's. He's been working on wealth inequality ever since. He was also one of my teachers in the early 90's when I received a master's degree in Community Economic Development from Southern New Hampshire University.
This book is important to me because philanthropy is one of my core principles. Chuck has found an authentic way of talking about wealth in a context that I think can help bring us together as a community, at least this is my hope.