May 16, 2019
In an interview with the CBC earlier this week, HealthPartners CEO Eileen Dooley spoke of some of the factors influencing workplace charitable donations. Here’s an excerpt:
“Older donors tend to be more philanthropic. The boomers that are starting to retire from workplaces are not being replaced by donors who are giving the same amount, or in the same way.”
Dooley said that millennials entering the workforce are often burdened with student debt and prefer volunteering or donating online.
“They’re more interested in crowdfunding, in peer-to-peer support,’ Dooley said.” “But overall Canadians are remarkably generous”
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