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Spectrum - January 18, 2013

Letters

Arrillaga the philanthropist?

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Posted by Nora Charles
a resident of Stanford
on Jan 23, 2013 at 11:44 pm

Dick Rosenbaum,

Great letter!


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Posted by Anthropologist
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jan 24, 2013 at 12:45 pm

Mr Arrillaga is as much a philanthropist as I am a stamp collector. By definition of the word, he is not a philanthropist. A philanthropist does not throw qualified people out of their jobs as he did at Stanford Equestrian Center, just because they did not graduate from Stanford! A philanthropist does not evict non-Stanford grads from boarding horses there, just because they did not go to Stanford. A philanthropist does not take control of a business he knows nothing about, and then run it into the ground, as he did with the Stanford Equestrian Center. He is a control freak, which is something a philanthropist is not.