About Cam Anderson
Thanks for visiting my website. I write primarily about how our society should fund charities both now and in the very deep future.
My good fortune is to have skills in financial analysis. I learned these first in business school while studying for my MBA and honed them through 40 years of practical application working in the corporate world.
I worked for over 25 years at TELUS, one of the most philanthropic companies in the world.
I have years of experience in creating and marketing new businesses, products, and services. And now, being retired, I have the time to find a different way to help. My ancestors were committed to social causes, and so I focus now on adding to their legacy
My foremost curiosity is about why charities and governments are not better financed. I am surprised that collectively our society does not save for the future to fund charities. Sure, we invest in our pensions, but that is as far out in time as we think.
Suppose we leverage the incredible power of compounding our money over many decades and even centuries before we spend it? In that future world of saving before spending, charities will never lack funds, and governments could be debt and even tax-free.
For now, I spend my energy on charities. Our community should embrace saving before spending as an opportunity to support the future for charities. Given we have many significant multi-generational initiatives like for cathedrals, the environment, space exploration, and scientific research, why not for charity?
We must strike a better balance between funding for today's needs and funding for tomorrow. The state of charitable funding could not be a more compelling need. Every day I read stories of charities who know how they could help if only adequate funding were available. I believe an answer is for individuals to use a small seed gift to create their own perpetually growing legacy. I am working to make this possible one day.
I have been lucky in life and so have a lot to be thankful for. My motivation is to give back. Also, I am a big fan of innovation. Taken together, I am looking to address society's critical needs in radically new ways. I advocate for a paradigm shift by promoting saving for the deep future, and investment approaches to solving today's issues.
Personally, I love being with my family, golfing, playing ice hockey, travelling, writing, reading business books, or enjoying the great outdoors. And I am always thinking about ways to improve my grandchildren's future.
Read my vision for a better future where money becomes abundant for public needs. Then, if my dream appeals to you, even in just one aspect, I hope you will consider collaborating with me.
You can reach me at:
Coquitlam, BC, Canada