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Portraits of Generosity: 2018 U.S. Trust® Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy

What are the trends in giving and volunteering among America’s high net worth households? 

What causes do they support, and why? 

How can nonprofits use this knowledge to advance their missions? 

The 2018 U.S. Trust® Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy (the “Study”) is the seventh in a biennial series of research reports on the giving and volunteering practices of wealthy households in the United States. Based on a nationally representative random sample of wealthy households, the Study is an authoritative source of information on wealthy Americans’ philanthropic attitudes and practices. 
Some of the high-level key findings: 
  • Giving is being shaped by a diverse donor universe of different ages, ethnic backgrounds and gender identities.
  • Women are at the forefront of philanthropic engagement and impact.
  • A major opportunity for nonprofits is highlighted by the fact that only 49% of donors have a strategy for their giving.
As American society continues to change, the patterns of philanthropic behavior by high net worth households will evolve as well.  The data in this year’s report illuminate not only the current status of philanthropic activity in this country but also provide insights into what the future may bring.

Presented in parternship with U.S. Trust®


About the Presenter

Hannah B. Kanstroom is a Practice Expert for the National Consulting and Advisory Practice, Nonprofit Consulting Services team at U.S. Trust based in Boston. As a Nonprofit Consulting Practice Expert, Hannah and her team deliver customized consulting and advisory services to U.S. Trust institutional nonprofit clients' boards of directors, investment committees and senior leaders. Her team’s areas of focus include strategic planning, mission advancement, nonprofit governance and board dynamics. 

Hannah holds a B.A. in Psychology from Boston College and a Masters in Social Work with a focus on Corporate Social Responsibility and Nonprofit Management from Columbia University. Currently, Hannah serves on the Board of Directors and is the Chair of the Mission Advancement Committee for the Boston Center for the Arts, is a Steering Committee Member for the Boston Chapter of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) and is a Co-Chair for the EPIP Arts and Culture Committee.

Date/Time: Friday, March 15, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:30 am
Location: Manchester Country Club , Bedford
Fees: Member - $10; Not yet member - $20

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