Learning by giving: How today’s students can become tomorrow’s philanthropists


If someone asked you to picture a philanthropist, chances are a billionaire like Bill Gates or John D. Rockefeller Sr. would come to mind.

  • Jodi Benenson
  • David Campbell
  • Lindsey M. McDougle

The Conversation

But not all philanthropists are billionaires, or even millionaires for that matter.

People who make modest gifts of time or money can make a big difference in their communities.

Daun 8hWe are professors who teach and do research about philanthropy, the practice of expressing generosity by giving away money and in some cases time.

We see our job as motivating and preparing college and graduate students to become future leaders of nonprofit organizations or…

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