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Philanthropy in the Hands of Millennials

Tessa Wong - 04 October, 2017


I wanted to share this NY Times article I found because I thought it might be of particular interest to us as university students on the verge of adulthood (and, hopefully, disposable income). Similar to what is happening in a multitude of other sectors, millennials are changing the status quo and altering the way they give to charities. They want a connection with the cause that they’re giving to and expect high amounts of transparency from organizations. As baby boomers enter retirement, the burden falls on us as millennials to continue funding the charitable missions of the world. I thought this article gave some good insights into what the future of philanthropy will look like in our hands, as well as some gentle nudges to organizations to remind them to be on the lookout for these trends.

New York Times Article