Sustaining Philanthropy: Giving and Getting Even More
Thinking about the old adage
“The more you give, the more you get,”
it certainly applies to charitable giving. Some may think there is a dollar-to-dollar ratio in giving and getting, but in philanthropy we know that is not the case. The more you give to charity,
the greater impact and influence you have on the outcomes that are important to you
and your beliefs.
During these recent months, our clients have been giving to charities that promote social justice, healthcare, social services, and, of course, the mission of our local Church. Many other clients have made grants to reflect their conviction that a quality education through the pre-K–12 Catholic-school system provides the best outcomes possible for economically disadvantaged students, even in distance learning.
While our parishes are confined to only 100 faithful at Mass, most of us must depend on the television and social media to virtually practice our faith. What long-term impact will that have on parish life, vocations, religious education for our children, sacramental life, and individual spirituality?
How can our charitable dollars help to sustain our parishes?
Take this opportunity to reflect on where you want the most impact from your charitable giving. Now, more than ever, your choices can influence the future of our communities, our Church, and our world. It’s true, the more you give in philanthropy, the more you get!
By Kathy Anderson, President and Executive Director