History of Philanthropy

History of Philanthropy

Philanthropy has a rich history. The origin of the word reflects this historical richness, the word, and concept deriving from the Ancient Greeks. Philanthropy is a compound, from the word Filos, meaning loving, and Anthros, meaning mankind. During the 15th and 16th...
Limits of Philanthropy

Limits of Philanthropy

These days, it seems as if every newly minted billionaire follows a preordained set of rules; one major tenet of their philosophy is to start giving away some of their fortune. Author J.K. Rowling, for instance, crept down to millionaire status because she gave away...
2018 Philanthropy Trends

2018 Philanthropy Trends

2017 saw the phrase “Golden Age of Giving” take hold as individual philanthropists make up 87 percent of all charitable giving in the U.S. As new tax laws, technology, transparency, and public opinion shape donor giving, philanthropy has become more complex and...