Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Orlando Sentinel - A philanthropic face-off by
Orlando Sentinel - A philanthropic face-off by: "So now the full-scale war over who's a better human being is on between two of the richest guys in town. In one corner, we have hotelier Harris Rosen, who (having already declared himself 'more philanthropic' than all of the region's major tourism companies combined) has now accused Rich DeVos of not being generous enough. DevosstIn the other corner, we have DeVos, whose NBA team has long cited his generosity to Central Florida when pushing community leaders to build a new arena. Both men had fans pumping up their philanthropic credentials in dueling My Word's in today's paper. And truth be told, I thought David Siegel did pretty nice on Rosen's behalf and Richard Lapchick didn't do badly for DeVos either ... for what they were doing anyway. Still, the whole thing strikes me as pretty unbecoming -- on several levels. First of all ...."