The Philanthropy Connection inspires, teaches, and enables women to engage in collective philanthropy. We award grants to organizations that work to improve the quality of life for low-resource individuals and families living in the greater Boston area. Forming connections is at the heart of what we do. Giving of money is a start, but we believe there’s more to philanthropy than writing a check.
A new study on philanthropy reported this week in www.massnonprofit.org 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 […]
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 […]