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A Sillerman Center report, Engaging a New Generation of Philanthropists: Findings from the Pay it Forward Student Philanthropy Initiative, explores the relationship between college students’ prior philanthropic experiences, student philanthropy course components, and student outcomes related to philanthropy, volunteering, and supporting their communities. more

Heller Professors Laurie Nsiah-Jefferson '80, PhD '06, and Jeffrey Prottas are co-leading a case study about intermediaries. Jeffrey Prottas is conducting a study about foundations and financial intermediaries 

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has appointed Margaret McKenna as the new chair of the Commonwealth’s Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Charity Doesn't Always Begin at Home: Student Philanthropy Experience Path to Future Giving

A recent report released by the Heller School's Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy, at Brandeis University, points to new insights into building a pipeline to create philanthropists. Claudia Jacobs blogs in the Huffington Post.

Uncircling the Wagons: Philanthropists Who Didn't Cause Our Social Problems

Can Giving Circles be a vehicle for democratizing philanthropy? Claudia Jacobs blogs in the Huffington Post.

Compassion, Action and Sleeping Well

Brains response to giving: Donor sleeps well after supporting School in Nepal. Claudia Jacobs blogs in the Huffington Post.

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