My foray into the world of philanthropy began over a decade ago. As a guest participant in a “Future Foundation Leadership Venture” organized by Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities (FADICA), I was inspired by the hope that their next generation will accept the responsibility of faithful stewardship.
At the Newman chaplain’s suggestion while at Wharton, I started consulting for the John Templeton Foundation. JTF gives grants worldwide, primarily for research into “life’s biggest questions”.
Since then I have also served as a visiting professor on Strategic Philanthropy at ISM University of Management and Economics, creating and teaching a highly rated course on how corporate giving can best benefit both society and business.
Currently exploring an alternative giving idea, Holy Family Engagement. Future possibilities include a philanthropic partnership fund or initiative to address some overlooked needs.