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Philanthropy Is Inspiring when Kids Make the Decisions

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June 23rd, 2015
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External News Article
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The Nonprofit Quarterly

There’s an aphorism that’s often used by nonprofit organizations to recognize and reference long-time donors and other generous supporters: “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” This quote—commonly but mistakenly attributed to Winston Churchill—is even more compelling when it references young philanthropists.

Though the term is derived from a Greek word meaning “for the love of humanity,” philanthropy has evolved over time to be associated with writing large checks. However, supporting community organizations ranging from human services to animal preservation to educational institutions can take many forms. But no matter what organization one chooses to support, everyone has the power to make an impact and shape the world.

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