Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Linton Daily Citizen - News-Report finds women are leaders in new form of giving

Linton Daily Citizen - News: "Report finds women are leaders in new form of giving
By Kerry Conway, Executive Director, Greene County Foundation
Women-led, grassroots philanthropy groups are changing the way many Americans give to charity. Known as giving circles, small groups of friends, neighbors, families or acquaintances are proving that the very wealthy are not the only ones who can make a real difference in their own communities.
A new report by New Ventures in Philanthropy reveals that giving circles have become an important and growing force in philanthropy, investing more than $44 million in communities nationwide since 2000.
The report also finds that women are often the driving force behind this new type of philanthropy."

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