WELCOME TO JOHN SZEPIETOWSKI’S WEBSITE
John Szepietowski has been dedicating his life’s work to charities and fundraising for the less fortunate in today’s society. As a lawyer, property developer, and investor, John Szepietowski has had a great platform for his philanthropy work, which he has used to support a wide array of charity projects. You can find out more about the projects John Szepietowski supports on this website.
An Introduction to Philanthropy
Philanthropy is derived from “philos” and “anthropos” – Greek words that mean loving and humankind. So, philanthropy can be broadly defined as “love for humankind.” The purpose of philanthropy is to solve and prevent social problems for the purpose of improving the wellbeing of humankind. It is not the same as charity, which focuses on eradicating the suffering that social problems cause.
Philanthropy has been practised for many years. While some ancient people practised it for genuine concern for the common good and kindness, there were others who used it as a way to gain power, prestige, and recognition, and to get in favour with the gods. You can also find references to philanthropy in the Torah, Bible, Koran, and in the teachings of many other cultures and religions, including Hinduism, Native American cultures, and Buddhism.