"In 1965, the Anglican Theological College in Vancouver and the Union College of BC each received $1,000,000 from H.R. MacMillan. His gifts came with little warning and with no consultation. Succeeding generations are now raising questions about H.R. MacMillan: Who was he ? How did he acquire his vast fortune ? Why did he give to theological education ? What prompted him to give away $100 million ? Was he responding to a sense of responsibility beyond the mere transfer or resources ? Who were his advisors ? Is there anything in his pattern of philanthropy that might help others ? The author explores these questions." -- back cover.
Contents: Dedication -- Acknowledgements dated Victoria, BC, August 2007 / Robert MacRae -- The end is the beginning -- A Time to be Born -- A Time to Prepare -- A Time to Heal -- A Time to Mature --A Time to Invest -- A Time to Share -- A Time to Retire -- A Time to Endow -- A Time to Dream -- A Time to Die -- Appendix I -- Appendix II -- Notes and Sources -- Credits.