Leading By Example

This guy gets it.

University of Florida president Bernie Machen didn’t grow up poor, but he remembers juggling multiple jobs while working his way through college. The dental surgeon says he’s inspired by students who have it even tougher than he did. So he donated his entire $285,000 bonus last year to a scholarship program he founded for low-income students at risk of being shut out of a college education.

There’s something to be said for literally putting your money where your mouth is, and standing up for what you believe in.

Maybe the bank executives of this country still have something to learn from the institutions of higher education.

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