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Understanding Millennial donors: The next wave of great philanthropists

  • 24 Aug 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Three-quarters of Millennials view themselves as philanthropists — more than any other generation before them. The wealthiest of this group are already having a significant impact on philanthropy. Over the next couple of decades, Millennials are poised to inherit as much as $70 trillion — providing even more fuel for their philanthropy.

Understanding this unique demographic is critical to soliciting major gifts now, and cultivating a lifetime of giving. 

Presented by Patrick Schmitt

Patrick is the co-founder of FreeWill, a social venture which has helped organizations to generate more than $8 Billion in new planned gifts, stock gifts, crypto donations, donor advised fund grants, and qualified charitable distributions. Patrick and his co-founder Jenny were recently named two of the Top 50 Philanthropists in the World by Town & Country.

From 2009-2010, Patrick ran email fundraising for President Obama, where his team invented many of the existing best practices in digital fundraising. He served as Head of Innovation at Change.org, helping to grow that organization to 200 million members in just four years.

Patrick received his BS from Georgetown University and MBA from Stanford University.

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