Karoff Corner

Welcome to the Karoff Corner, a tribute to TPI's founder, H. Peter Karoff. Beyond his commitment to service and philanthropy, Peter was a poet, a lover of words and ideas, and a special man of great passion and intellect. Here you will find some of his reflections, commentary, and lyrics on the theme of generosity. They are drawn from Peter's observations and experiences over TPI's remarkable first 14 years on the road to philanthropy. They also come from earlier experiences long before TPI or the word philanthropy were part of his vocabulary. These pieces represent an attempt to go deeper into the themes that form the foundation for generous action, writing about them within and across the grain.

There are six sections or themes to visit in the Karoff Corner:

A Certain Slant

Listen to the Voices

The Imagined Community

The Greek Chorus

The Gift of Creativity

Poems, Parables & Other Fantastic Improbabilities