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From The Blog

Perhaps the Kids are Listening?: Gen X & Y Charitable Giving Looks a lot Like Their Mothers’

A new study on philanthropy reported this week in found that Gen Xers (born 1964-1980) and Gen Y/Millenials (born 1981-2000) are most motivated to give when they can see the impact of their gift, and when they know “their own involvement has contributed to that impact.” These younger donors want to develop relationships with […]

Why The Rich Don’t Give to the Poor

Examples of the nation’s wealthiest men sharing what they’ve inherited and/or earned are in the newspapers everyday: Mort Zuckerman donates $200 million (Columbia University), Carl Icahn $150 million (Mt. Sinai School of Medicine), and Paul Allen $300 million (Allen Institute for Brain Science). Judging by the size of these gifts, and the amount of press […]


Almost a decade ago, I joined the Board of Directors of Summer Search Boston, an organization that helps low-income high school students build the life skills they need to finish high school, go to college, and achieve their full potential. Like many of us who sit on non-profit Boards, I admired the organization’s work, but […]