We noted with interest a report by the Chronicle of Philanthropy about a new survey of next-generation giving that reflects contributions from the Millennials. Three-quarters of those surveyed — 6,500 people ages 20 to 35 — gave to charity last year and 70 percent said they had asked others to give.
According to the survey, these gifts are not large — most less than $100 — but the passion and dedication are unmistakable.
We have seen this in our region, where volunteering and small contributions have made a big difference in on-going tornado recovery. We recognize the growing leadership of this generation as they connect to causes they care about, such as education in Birmingham City Schools.
Like every nonprofit, we depend on the next generation to keep up their good works and their giving, no matter how much time or dollars they share. As we say every day at the Community Foundation, we can all do so much more together than any one of us can do on our own. Thank you, Millenials!