Kudos to John and Laura Arnold!
In recent months, I have endured a number of intensely personal public attacks on my philanthropy—including lies (that I hid a donation to PBS when the writer found the information on our website), selective reporting (listing political contributions to Republicans as evidence that I aspire to be a "Koch brother," without noting that I am a Democrat and hosted a fundraiser for President Obama), and juvenile insults (that I have a "jug-eared face of a Division III women's basketball coach").
Further, opponents seek to discredit me by mentioning the ironic but irrelevant fact that I was once a mid-level manager at a company that filed one of the most devastating corporate bankruptcies of all time. One blogger even went as far as accusing me of "fleecing" Enron investors, a vicious allegation for which she summarily issued a public apology.
In light of the level of vitriol and misinformation displayed by criticisms such as these, I feel compelled to more clearly shed light on what I do and why I do it.