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WWL: Women and Philanthropy
Where We Live - with John Dankosky
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The King is in the counting house, counting all the money,
the Queen is in the parlor, eating bread and honey


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Earlier this year, a philanthropic mystery circulated through American colleges. An unknown donor was giving millions to universities…all of which had one thing in common. They’re led by women presidents.

Now this may – or may not – give us clues as to who was making these donations, but a study of charitable giving shows that families are more likely to make contributions to support education – if women are making the decisions.

Studies from the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University also show that women are more likely than ever to contribute to charity…and with more women controlling more wealth in the US than ever before…that money is making a big difference.

Today, where we live, the changing face of philanthropy…You can join the conversation. What shapes the philanthropic decisions in your family – does your gender have something to do with it? Do you really think women give differently than men?

Helen LaKelly Hunt will be speaking at the Hartford Golf Club on September 29, 7:30AM to benefit the Aurora Women and Girls Foundation.  For more information and to purchase tickets, visit their website

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