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Quixote Foundation wants to see free people in fair societies on a healthy planet.

Don Quixote (you can call him “Don”) is a rash romantic knight who travels the country taking on causes whose importance only he understands. He “tilts at windmills,” charging into what he sees as a field of giants waving their long arms. A windmill catches Don’s lance, flinging the knight and his horse across the plain. Fortunes are “liable to frequent fluctuations,” says Don matter-of-factly, as he dusts himself off, crafts a makeshift sword and rides on to the next adventure.

392 years after Cervantes wrote Don Quixote, Arthur Stuart Hanisch created the Quixote Foundation. Stuart would have distributed the windmills’ clean energy to countries without power. He would have provided living wages for all windmill workers, paid for child and health care, hired women and minorities as executives, and ensured free, fair elections for the next Queen or King.¬† He also would have¬†supported accurate, independent media coverage of the whole enterprise.

Were these guys crazy? Maybe a tad. Inspired? Absolutely. We love Stuart’s progressive passion. We’re motivated by Don’s fearless idealism. We share their devotion to taking on the most urgent causes at hand, even those others don’t see. And we plan to bring home a piece of the windmill in their names.