Philanthropy in Complex, Multi-Generational Families: Balancing Individual Preference with Collective Purpose (the Executive Summary)


Through a survey and series of interviews with members of 20 U.S.-based, multi-generational family philanthropic systems, researchers found that as families evolve, they face common dilemmas regarding their philanthropy—most critically, the choices they make about balancing the individual philanthropic priorities of their members with a collective family philanthropic endeavor. The study’s standout finding was that the creation of a robust family philanthropy “system” was vital to providing outlets for families’ increasingly diverse philanthropic interests. This and other findings are highlighted in this Executive Summary.

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