Living Philanthropic Values: Maintaining a “Listening Ear”

The spirit of giving and shared responsibility begins at a young age. And while children and young adults learn from their elders and early experiences, often it is we who learn from them. A “listening ear” is a gift throughout one’s life. It is the combination of our values, our experiences as well as theirs that can guide subsequent strategic choices, ensure an openness to risk and ignite a hunger for continued learning.

This session at the 2015 Global Philanthropy Forum examined the transmission of philanthropic values within families, businesses, communities and society as a whole.

Moderated by Phil Buchanan, president of the Center for Effective Philanthropy, the panelists were Synergos’ founder and chair Peggy Dulany; Michael Moniz, co-founder, president and CEO of Circadence; philanthropist Kaylee Moniz; and Carrie Hessler-Radelet, director of the Peace Corps.