Top Leaders Understand Philanthropy Means Support


Philanthropy is turning into a priority on each business leader’s mind. This work includes providing for the community in a town or region around the world. The philosophy of giving is easy for those executives who have the resources and also the desire to do good: it’s our social responsibility to give back.

The call to support charity is being answered by several corporate-level executives.

Jodi Morris has spent the better part of 20 years’ operating in investment management. Knowing that she had the chance to include different socially-minded executives, Morris created Connecting Growth Globally with the vision of connecting individuals and ideas to maximize world impact.

Sometimes, finding the causes you’re most interested in starts with a pen and paper.

“… one day I just pulled out a piece of paper and I drew three circles in a sort of Venn diagram, and I labeled the three circles leadership, girls education, and global investing. So those were my three values, those three things that I cared most about,” she says.

In Chicago, finance executive Thomas Kane says that giving back has long been a key part of his philosophy. He believes that we rise by lifting others and giving back. Thomas Kane adds, I’m inspired by the philanthropic commitment of many of today’s younger executives.” Kane applauds that the millennial generation is leading the cause by rolling up their sleeves and helping out where needed.

It’s not just millennials, though. Corporations are also commencing to respond in bigger numbers, supporting a variety of volunteer programs, creating donations, providing grants, and more.

In the past, firms would offer their yearly contribution to charity which would only last a few weeks or a month, and so it’d be over until the ensuing year. Now, business leaders and companies have begun acknowledging the obvious—that the requirement for financial aid is year-around.

At the same time, employees want to work for companies who giving back a pillar of their mission statement.

As additional C-level executives move the board to create a purposeful work culture, local and international causes can still embrace companies that wish to incorporate social responsibility in their mission statements.

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