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The Gender Gap in Philanthropy

It’s no secret that, traditionally, society has been heavily skewed in the favor of males. This is prevalent in many sectors of society. Workforces are usually dominated by men, male athletes, entertainers, executives and politicians are traditionally paid more than... read more

How To Donate to Charity If You’ve Won the Lottery

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the Mega Millions jackpot rose to an astounding, and record-breaking, $1.537 billion. That’s almost the most money any Mega Millions lottery has ever given away. And, unfortunately for millions of Americans across... read more

Inspiring Female Philanthropists

I heavily endorse philanthropy; I’ve stated it time and time again. While I’ve given a great deal of attention to philanthropists in the past, I wanted to focus this article on female entrepreneurs. Unfortunately, in today’s society, men are typically acknowledged for... read more

How To Create A Strategy For Philanthropy

For many young business professionals today, philanthropy is simply a way of life. Millions of business professionals are used to embarking on various philanthropic endeavors for the benefit of humanity. The concept of philanthropy is nothing new. In some way, shape... read more

The Video Gaming Community Gives Back

As a proponent of philanthropy, I believe that it is crucial for all people to come together and give back to their respective communities. Therefore, whenever a successful charity event occurs, I like to highlight those achievements. Recently, the gaming community... read more

Ithaca College’s ICUnity Summer Event

The school year is officially over, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t still stay in contact with our colleagues. Ithaca College wants to facilitate these kinds of mid-summer meetings! If you’re available, make sure to head over to Ithaca... read more

Denzel Washington Motivational Speech on Failure

Hello everyone, I’m back with another video to share about failure. Some people may look at failure as a negative topic, but it can always be observed in a positive light. Failure is a necessary part of life. In order to avoid mistakes, we must first make them.... read more

Will Smith Offers His Thoughts On Failure

We all know Will Smith. He’s a world-famous actor and former/occasional rapper/musician. He has taken the entertainment industry by storm and audiences have loved his personality. For a time, almost every film he worked on was a major blockbuster. He also has a... read more

What To Do: National Reading Awareness Month

March is a month full of awareness and celebration. Not only is it Women’s History Month and Red Cross Month, it is also National Reading Awareness Month. With today’s technological advancements, the world now has access to millions of books at the tap of a finger,... read more

The Police Force: All is Not Lost

It is no secret that America has a storied history with racial tension. Much of that racial tension has come to fruition throughout the course of America’s history in many different ways. Most recently, this tension has come in the form of police brutality. Through... read more

Against The Odds

The 2018 Winter Olympics will begin on Friday, February 9. Participating teams look forward to displaying great athleticism in winter-related sports. Although we are always excited to see America’s finest athletes compete respectfully against other nations, we here at... read more

Diversity in Thought

In today’s day and age, diversity is an incredibly touchy, yet important, subject. America was founded on the ideals that any person, through hard work and determination, can realize their dreams and find great success. The journey to glory has been arduous for... read more

How to Donate to Charity in Fun and Unique Ways

It’s that time of year; Thanksgiving is just around the corner and Christmas is soon to follow. Along with the turkey, Black Friday deals and quality family time comes another popular holiday tradition: charity. People tend to become more charitable during the holiday... read more

Katherine Johnson Gets NASA Building Dedication

NASA recently unveiled a new building in honor of Katherine Johnson, the woman who was instrumental in NASA’s earliest space missions. You might remember Johnson from the recent Hollywood hit Hidden Figures. The building, dubbed the Katherine G. Johnson... read more

What is Digital Poverty?

Human society has come a long way since prehistoric civilization. The Enlightenment, the Renaissance and the Industrial Revolution are a few of history’s greatest periods of expansion and higher thinking. We are now in the midst of a new revolution: the digital... read more

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma: How to Help

The Southern United States has had a rough couple of weeks. First, Houston and the surrounding Texas area was hit by Hurricane Harvey in late August, and just recently, Southern Florida was hammered by Hurricane Irma. Both of these hurricanes have caused tremendous... read more

IBM, ACS and PTO: The Winning Formula

I’ve often discussed the importance of charitable donations to our society. And while it’s important for each and every one of us to give back to our communities, I believe that it is equally important for large, high-profile companies to donate their time and... read more

The Technology of Giving

Technology has allowed our society to drastically change and evolve. With the help of technology, we can now complete tasks that were not possible 10-15 years ago. Technology has invaded almost every aspect and industry in our world, from finance to construction. One... read more

Student Loan Debts Forgotten?

According to a report from Experian, billions of dollars in student debt could disappear due to a major clerical error. Here is an excerpt of the original article: “Many borrowers with student loan debt may have just received an unexpected gift. As reported by... read more

Which Generation is Most Charitable?

There are many divides between the generations on this planet. Millennials are considered lazy and selfish, whereas those who fought in World War II are widely considered the “Greatest Generation.” This obviously has a lot to do with the circumstances that these... read more

Being Charitable While Traveling

Summer is officially in full swing. The weather is warmer, the days are longer, and the beaches and amusement parks of the world are being flocked by thousands of people looking to travel and relax. But while you’re traveling abroad, enjoying some well-deserved rest... read more

Jeff Bezos Wants “Short-Term” Philanthropic Ideas

Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, is one of the world’s wealthiest people. With a net worth of approximately $84 billion, Jeff Bezos is certainly a man with a lot of money to give. And, although he has given a fair amount of money to charitable causes, he still... read more

What is MealConnect?

According to Feeding America, over $200 billion worth of food is wasted every year in America alone, which equates to 72 billion pounds of food. That is a lot of food that goes uneaten. Obviously, since the dawn of man, our society has faced the issue of homelessness... read more

Portland Train Incident

The New York Times recently wrote an article about the Portland, Oregon train incident. Here is an excerpt: “America may seem leaderless, with nastiness and bullying ascendant, but the best of our nation materialized during a moral crisis on a commuter train in... read more

Surprising Celebrity Charitable Efforts

It is no surprise that celebrities give money to charity; they do it all the time, either for tax purposes, good publicity or because they are genuinely nice people. That being said, there are celebrities who are involved in a number of unusual charities or... read more