Bill and I were serving as trustees of the Society for Photographic Education and attending its conference in 1980 (I think) when it strikes him that the organization should have a proper set of by-laws. He volunteered to produce a draft. The following day, at a plenary meeting, the board sat in grateful and stunned acceptance of Bill’s scrupulously polished, masterfully crafted governing document.
I remember thinking that offering to take on such irksome drudgery was an act of surpassing generosity. But since Bill must have been aware of his own exceptional wealth of intellectual capacity (not to mention typing skill) I wonder if these sorts of acts could also be remembered as a kind of philanthropy.