In this issue’s “By the Numbers,” we highlight the research of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Indiana University Lilly School of Philanthropy and trends in women’s philanthropy, including women’s influence on household giving, the growing popularity of giving circles and the increase in giving to women and girls.
In “Five Questions,” we speak with Janine Zozaya of Amigos de Jesús (ADJ) about her work with the organization, current challenges and opportunities ADJ is facing and how philanthropists can think about making an impact.
Senior Wealth Planner and Director of Philanthropic Advisory, Kerri Mast, recently spoke with Dr. Tyrone McKinley Freeman about his research on Madame CJ Walker, America’s first self-made woman millionaire. They explore her approach to charitable giving, activism, social service provisions, and how we might better foster equity and inclusion in grantmaking.
BBH Partner Kathryn George and Senior Wealth Planner and Director of Philanthropic Advisory Kerri Mast discuss how to best approach engaging the next generation in family giving – and some strategies for when it doesn’t go as you expected.
We examine the story of Madam C.J. Walker, America’s first female self-made millionaire and a Black woman, which offers some useful lessons for the intersection of business, personal values and philanthropy.
BBH Senior Wealth Planner Kerri Mast covers considerations during election season for charities and board members as it relates to which political and election-related activities are permitted for charities, which are permitted within certain limits and which are prohibited altogether.
In “Five Questions,” Jeannie Infante Sager, the director of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute, discusses the importance of women’s giving, how women philanthropists have responded to COVID-19 and shifts she has seen in methods of giving during the pandemic.
Chief Investment Officer Suzanne Brenner, E&F Relationship Manager Daniel Battista and Senior Wealth Planner Kerri Mast discuss the financial strain many endowments are facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic and break down the opportunities presented by the CARES Act.
We sit down with philanthropist Lea Culver, co-founder of fast-casual restaurant chain Culver’s, to discuss the work that is being done through the Culver’s Foundation, her personal approach to philanthropy and how she has engaged the next generation in her giving.
Senior Wealth Planner Kerri Mast explores innovative solutions today’s philanthropists are using, including implementing new organizational structures, maximizing the impact of their investments and making nontraditional grants.
In this issue’s feature article, we review why a charitable mission is important and provide guidance on how to approach crafting a mission statement that enables you to take philanthropy beyond just “being charitable” or “giving back.”
Many parents and scholars would like to understand how the transmission of generosity from parents to children occurs. Andrea Pactor and Jacqueline Ackerman of the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Women’s Philanthropy Institute share their findings on the “generosity gene” and how to create a strong foundation for the continuity of family giving.
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