Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Asian-Americans and Philanthropic Giving: Implications for Higher Education: Asian-Americans are the second fastest growing minority population in the United States after Latinos. Between 2000 and 2012, they grew at a rate of 49 percent. Although there is much diversity among Asian-Americans, there are some commonalities that cut across many of the sub-groups as well. First, among Asian-Americans, philanthropic giving is based on the value of compassion that is inherent in most Asian cultures. In addition, giving to family and the idea of reciprocity in gift giving is essential to understanding Asian philanthropy. Like many other cultures in the United States, religion plays a significant role in providing a foundation for philanthropic giving among Asian-Americans.