Monday, December 12, 2011
Wealthy Women Married To Wealthy Men: Their Philanthropy Can Lead the Way
Women married to wealthy men have often been philanthropic but just as often, their giving has been related to social events and benefits. What Martha, Buffy, and I have always supported, are women considering a couple's money as being their money and equally shared in earning and giving away...thus giving to change the world, even if it's not always comfortable or the norm by doing so. A recent article in the Financial Times shows Melinda Gates as a wonderful role model for us all. She is a strategic philanthropist while at the same time, as a caring woman, always aware of children, other women, and causes that speak to a better, more equitable, sustainable and more generous future.