This book pays tribute to 14 women who donated millions of dollars to causes close to their hearts. Iris Nowell is the author of five books. Writing her 1996 book, Women Who Give Away Millions, has given her a solid foundation of philanthropy, the not-for-profit sector, and the wealthy. She has also written a memoir of Canadian artist Harold Town, and a biography of artist, filmmaker, and impassioned feminist, Joyce Wieland.
"There is much food for thought in Nowell's look at how and why people give away money."
"an enlightening look into the heart of extraordinary individuals."
"a book well worth reading, both for the sheer human interest of the stories Nowell has to tell, and for the implications of her stories for social policy decisions that we will all have to contend with over the next decade."