1.  “It always seems impossible until it’s done” – Nelson Mandela

2. “Whilst we perceive people who operate in the non-profit sector as activists, in many ways philanthropists are the second-tier activists, playing their role to promote change in a different way” – Shelagh Gastrow, Inyathelo Executive Director

3. “A philanthropist is a person who shares wealth and heart, time and skills with those who really need human development” – Dudu Myeni, Inyathelo Award for Women in Philanthropy 2007

4. “Just give” – Amanda Bloch, Inyathelo Award for Philanthropy in Health 2007

5. “From not having anything to having a little bit of something has given them this power to be something, to be someone, and to be recognised not within themselves, but within their communities” – Kanchana Moodliar, Inyathelo Award for Youth in Philanthropy 2011

6. “I’m trying to bring back the culture of Ubuntu, the culture of compassion” – Gcwalisile Kabanyane, Inyathelo Community Philanthropy Awardee 2011

7. “Children are in a war in poverty and if you take one child in a lineage out of poverty – you’ve take the lineage out of poverty” – Con and Marion Cloete, Inyathelo Family Philanthropy Awardees 2011

8. “You give to receive; I believe in that really. I think it’s everybody’s duty; everybody’s privilege, who’s in the position to give anything, must give”. – Renier van Rooyen, Inyathelo Lifetime Philanthropy Awardee 2011

9. “The message I have for all South Africans and non-South Africans living in this country, and around the world, is to dedicate themselves to philanthropy, to share what they do have – wealth, happiness – with other people who need it … who are in need of our love, who are in need of our support”.Mufumbe Mateso, Inyathelo Award for Community Philanthropy 2007

10. “Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world”. Archbishop Ameritas Desmond Tutu, Inyathelo Indima-Tema Philanthropy Award

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