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On Ben Franklin’s Birthday, Some Fun Facts About His Philanthropy

On Ben Franklin’s Birthday, Some Fun Facts About His Philanthropy

Jan 20, 2022 Brandon Millett

Among all of his accomplishments, Franklin’s remarkable work in the field of philanthropy also deserves recognition

Patrice Onwuka Featured in Philanthropy Daily on MLK Day

Patrice Onwuka Featured in Philanthropy Daily on MLK Day

Jan 18, 2022 Staff

Philanthropy Roundtable Adjunct Senior Fellow Patrice Onwuka writes in Philanthropy Daily that private giving plays a key role in knocking down barriers and helping Black Americans.

Robert Woodson: Lifting Black Communities Through American Values

Robert Woodson: Lifting Black Communities Through American Values

Jan 14, 2022 Brandon Millett

The Woodson Center’s mission is “to empower community-based leaders to promote solutions that reduce crime and violence, restore families, revitalize underserved communities and assist in the creation of economic enterprise.”

Amid Polarization, One Organization Works to Keep U.S. Together

Amid Polarization, One Organization Works to Keep U.S. Together

Jan 10, 2022 Brandon Millett

For those who are still basking in the optimism of the birth of a new year, there is reason for hope, thanks in part to the work of a nonprofit organization called Braver Angels.

A Tribute to Philanthropic Leader Joanne Beyer

A Tribute to Philanthropic Leader Joanne Beyer

Jan 05, 2022 Staff

In an effort to honor Joanne Beyer’s involvement with Philanthropy Roundtable and her contributions to philanthropy and conservative principles, the Roundtable has compiled written tributes by former Roundtable leaders and board members.

New Challenges Facing Ohio’s Donor Intent Legislation

New Challenges Facing Ohio’s Donor Intent Legislation

Jan 05, 2022 Joanne Florino

Joanne Florino provided testimony before the Ohio House of Representatives Committee on Higher Education and Career Readiness in support of proposed legislation that would protect donor intent in endowment agreements with public colleges and universities.

Elise Westhoff Discusses Philanthropy in End-of-Year Interview on WMAL

Elise Westhoff Discusses Philanthropy in End-of-Year Interview on WMAL

Jan 04, 2022 Staff

Last week, Philanthropy Roundtable President and CEO Elise Westhoff spoke with WMAL “O’Connor & Company” radio hosts Larry O’Connor and Patrice Onwuka, also a Philanthropy Roundtable adjunct senior fellow, about the longstanding tradition of American philanthropy.

Donor-Advised Funds a Critical Lifeline for Education

Donor-Advised Funds a Critical Lifeline for Education

Dec 30, 2021 Siri Terjesen

It may surprise many that education constitutes the single largest share of DAF giving, a fact that receives little publicity, possibly because many DAF gifts are anonymous, with neither donor nor DAF mentioned in gift announcements.

Free to Give: Meet Jennifer Stefano

Free to Give: Meet Jennifer Stefano

Dec 30, 2021 Jennifer Stefano

"We discovered we could stop just putting our small dollar donations to a ‘good cause’ and instead focus our giving on a ‘good outcome.’ How? We discovered donor-advised funds. DAFs helped us create a bigger impact in three key ways.”

Free to Give: Meet Anne Teschner

Free to Give: Meet Anne Teschner

Dec 30, 2021 Anne Teschner

“The mindset of The Care Center, as an organization, is to identify challenges and address them, with the goal of moving women out of poverty. We want them to be economically self-sufficient. That is what we’re about.”

Ask the Experts: Youth Entrepreneurship and the 21st Century Economy

Ask the Experts: Youth Entrepreneurship and the 21st Century Economy

Dec 28, 2021

Philanthropy Roundtable interviewed three leaders of nonprofit organizations to seek their perspectives on the importance of youth entrepreneurship education and the challenges and opportunities on the horizon for aspiring entrepreneurs.

New Philanthropy Roundtable Policy Brief: Flawed Study Makes Erroneous Claims about DAFs

New Philanthropy Roundtable Policy Brief: Flawed Study Makes Erroneous Claims about DAFs

Dec 22, 2021 Elizabeth McGuigan

Whether housed within “working charities” like community foundations or through national sponsors, DAFs facilitate the charitable giving that benefits all Americans and should be cheered, not restrained.

Free to Give: Camp Rainbow Gold

Free to Give: Camp Rainbow Gold

Dec 21, 2021 Elizabeth Lizberg

“Camp Rainbow Gold started 38 years ago. Dr. David McClusky in Twin Falls, Idaho had a young patient who was battling cancer and was really sad because he couldn't go to regular summer camp with his friends.”

Free to Give: Meet Denise Winter

Free to Give: Meet Denise Winter

Dec 21, 2021 Denise Winter

"People who have gone to the trouble to create a donor-advised fund are all about the personal connection to the things they value and want to see sustained and blossom. That’s why they’ve done it. So, if you can look at that check and recognize the individual behind the institutional name, you can see there’s so much more put into that than just ‘I had an idea one day and I wrote a check to the theater.’”

Free to Give: Meet Mark Lawrence

Free to Give: Meet Mark Lawrence

Dec 21, 2021 Mark Lawrence

“The knowledge that we can help organizations focus on what they’re doing has shown us a lot of joy in giving."

The Risks a Wealth Tax Poses to Private Philanthropy

The Risks a Wealth Tax Poses to Private Philanthropy

Dec 21, 2021 Andrew Wilford

Charitable foundation activity not only supplements government efforts, it also fills in gaps, helping people and communities missed by the vast bureaucracy at the head of often broken and mismanaged welfare programs.

Elise Westhoff Discusses State of Philanthropy on “Fox News Live”

Elise Westhoff Discusses State of Philanthropy on “Fox News Live”

Dec 20, 2021 Staff

Philanthropy Roundtable President and CEO Elise Westhoff appeared on “Fox News Live” this past weekend to discuss the state of philanthropy – and efforts in Congress and elsewhere that threaten to harm charitable giving.