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John Holten, Published October 18 2009

‘A time to earn, a time to return’

Again the Fercho family has demonstrated its generosity by the substantial gift to the YMCA. While this is good stewardship, it is also a recognition and appreciation of a community and state that provided them the means and tools for success.

Cal once said, after another substantial gift, that “there is a time to learn, a time to earn and a time to return.” We can only dream about such a society that subscribes to that principle.

After years of reading and hearing about the abuse of power and the misuse and misappropriation of money by those on Wall Street and in corporate America, in our hallowed halls of Congress, even within the healing professions, it is refreshing to hear about such pure altruism.

Maybe the example of the Fercho family and other like- minded benefactors will serve as an example to others to share of the loans they have acquired in this life.