Sadly, the donor-generated concept of Giving Tuesday has been co-opted by would-be donees and turned into just another crass fundraising solicitation opportunity. Wouldn’t it be cool if one of these organizations would use Giving Tuesday as an opportunity to promote some other worthwhile but relatively unknown organization? I’d respond to that. But don’t bother soliciting me for contributions to yourself, Morton Arboretum and Channel 11 and Brookfield Zoo and the rest of the shameless lot spamming my in-box last week.

Bob Stigger

Oak Park

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