Jim Valvano was the basketball coach of NC State University who led the team to win the ’83 NCAA Championship. After being diagnosed with cancer, he helped to establish the V Foundation with one goal in mind: to achieve victory over cancer. Since 1993, V Foundation has funded more than $250 million in cancer research grants.
Donor-advised funds (DAFs) have gained significant popularity as tool for charitable giving over the past 20 years. Despite the benefits of using one, the concept is still unfamiliar to the average person.
Here are five important things to know about this philanthropic tool.
As major providers of donor-advised funds (DAFs) opt to eliminate minimums, donors of all backgrounds can become a philanthropist. It signals a shift that allows for a time-tested and proven tool to become accessible for everyone. Here’s what this tech-enabled trend means for the future of charitable giving.
Food is at the center of New Orleans' culture and economy. This is how one organization uses it as a vehicle for change.
Inspired by the international GivingTuesday campaign, Amicus is working to ensure that the conversation around generosity is an ongoing one. You can read more about our efforts here. This week in our ongoing #GivingTuesday campaign, Joan Lundell, Director, User Experience at Amicus.io is highlighting BCCTV.
Generosity is at the core of what makes us human. In difficult times, it’s encouraging when I see the challenges we face actually strengthening that impulse to help. For many people, the global pandemic and recent reckoning on racial injustice have only intensified the desire to contribute in a meaningful way.
Technology and passion can change the world. When combined, they are an unstoppable force.
People share a universal bond rooted in a collective desire to help others. During a year of hardship, it is particularly important that we come together in the spirit of generosity. Give generously on #GivingTuesday and beyond.