Photo by Matt Weber

I have to admit: There’s something about it being 5 degrees outside that makes me feel, well, less than charitable. But this wasn’t the case for the 11 family philanthropists who dedicated one of their nights in New York to service.

On the same day they had dined on an exquisite slow-food lunch prepared by Chef Renato Piredda, conference members braved the frigid night to give something back to the men, women, and children living on the streets. Bundled-up participants loaded onto buses and vans to join the New York Coalition for the Homeless Grand Central Food Program on one of its nightly rides. Volunteers divided up into three groups to make 31 stops along three routes throughout Manhattan and the Bronx. They stopped at designated street corners, churches, hospitals, and bus stations, delivering hot cups of soup to lines of homeless people waiting patiently.…Read the rest of this post on the Council on Foundations’ blog.