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• Quest Magazine interviews several young philanthropists, whose entrepreneurship and innovation could help shape the future.
• How can experienced philanthropists help the next generation reach their philanthropic goals?
• In case you're still not convinced, here's why millennials will be the most generous donors in history.
As technology continues to evolve and reshape our everyday lives, it stands to reason that the world of philanthropy would change along with it. This group of young trailblazers is embracing changing technologies and new business models — in both for- and not-for-profit businesses — that advance altruism in more efficient and transparent ways than ever before.
Adam Braun, MissionU. Braun—the New York Times bestselling author behind The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change — was on the fast-track for a breakout career on Wall Street when he was traveling abroad during his tenure at Brown University. He met a young boy on the streets of India who said what he wanted most in the world was “a pencil.” That moment inspired Braun to found Pencils of Promise, which has since built nearly 400 schools around the world. His latest venture is MissionU, which reimagines the broken higher education system in the United States by providing career-focused skills in a yearlong program.
Morgan Curtis, Morgan Lane / Breast Cancer Awareness. It was inevitable that Curtis, daughter of designer Jill Stuart, would someday launch a fashion line of her own. Curtis founded lingerie and sleepwear brand Morgan Lane in 2014, after working for her mother for years, while also helping launch Solid & Striped. She was, and has always been, enthused by Stuart’s passion for her work, and longed to be the driving force behind a brand tailored to her very own interests. Lingerie is a symbol of female empowerment for many today and, fittingly, she’s used the brand to spread awareness for breast cancer, the most common cancer among women. Most recently, she collaborated with Pink Agenda and developed a limited-edition embroidered sleep wear mask, and 60 percent of proceeds went to the charity.
Read the full article about young philanthropists on the rise at Quest Magazine.