Let’s face it: millennials sometimes get a bad rap — they’re often called selfish, entitled, or apathetic. But many people argue that this negative reputation is unfair and untrue, especially when it comes to philanthropy.
Generation Y is changing the game when it comes to giving money, expertise, and time. According to researchers, millennials are more committed to volunteering than young people a generation ago. They are also more likely to give to social causes, rather than organizations.
This hour, we break down the stigma millennials face, and we explore their motivations for giving. Our guests:
- Andrew Brady, president of the Rochester Young Professionals
- Caroline Butler, senior associate director of leadership annual giving at the University of Rochester
- Jonathan Hoose, philanthropic advisor for the Rochester Area Community Foundation
- Sean O’Brien, vice-chairman of the board for CURE Childhood Cancer