We're bringing philanthropy to Main Street! Most of us think that philanthropy is only for the ultra rich folks that want their names on buildings. While these large gifts have done wonderful things for society and our communities, there's more to philanthropy than that. In fact, the word "philanthropy" has nothing to do with money! Philos - love, Anthropos - mankind or humanity. It's not about the dollars, it's about the intentional positive impact on mankind. Further, while dollar donations are fantastic for organizations and critical for providing the servies, as the philanthropist, you may gain more from the process leading up to check writing than the check itself.
Main Street Philanthropy is all about lessons we can learn in participating in philanthropy. While the dollar figure makes an impact, the learning and experience is priceless. You'll be able to learn more about the program at our website (once it's set up!) and join us as we venture through this program with our first group of students (and future philanthropists!) at McPhatter Middle School in San Diego!