Groups host event to teach philanthropy

COAST CITIES — The Rancho Santa Fe Foundation, the Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego, San Diego Grantmakers, San Diego Women’s Foundation, San Diego Social Venture Partners, The San Diego Foundation, and UCSD Extension teamed up recently to increase philanthropy in the San Diego region, with speaker, consultant and author, Nathan Dungan.
The groups sponsored “Generation….Give? Inspiring Future Donors and Doers” Nov. 16. For more than 20 years, Dungan, founder and president of Share Save Spend, has been an industry thought-leader on helping youth and adults link their money decisions to their values. He is one of the national media’s go-to experts on personal finances and the effects of mass marketing on money habits.
As Bill Gates and Warren Buffet try to persuade the world’s billionaires to donate their fortunes to charity with The Giving Pledge, Dungan seeks to teach the rest of us how our money-management choices can also have a significant impact. At the “Generation…Give?” presentation, Dungan shared stories of families who have successfully built a new generation of givers, and offer advice for families looking to do the same.
“Our organizations promote philanthropy as a way of life,” said Nancy Jamison, executive director of San Diego Grantmakers, one of the event sponsors. “But instilling that among young people needs to begin at the family level. The changed economic landscape provides an opportunity for families to reassess their own giving and motivate a new generation of philanthropists.”

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