In 2000, Paul addressed a group of students at a U.C. Berkeley conference on philanthropy and articulated his motivation behind giving by saying "it seems so human to hold your hand out to people less fortunate than you are." This quote embodies the generous spirit of a man committed to not only giving back, but to inspiring the world to see the value of social responsibility.
In today's economy Paul's ideals are even more salient. Business leaders should learn from his example and maintain or increase their corporate giving programs in these tough times.