Eugene Chrinian

Eugene Chrinian

Eugene Chrinian and his wife Donna have always believed in the responsibility of helping people and supporting the organizations who have a positive influence in the world. This bond has been a strengthening force in their relationship and a motivating factor in the work they each do.Relationship Strength through Service In the early years of… Continue Reading

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative: The Search for a New CIO

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative: The Search for a New CIO

The billionaire founder of Facebook Inc. Mark Zuckerberg, along with Dr. Priscilla Chan, his wife, recently announced that they are on the hunt for a chief investment officer (CIO) who will manage more than $10 billion in philanthropic contributions through their LLC, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. The organization has brought on Yale University’s longtime CIO…

6 of the Ways Nonprofits Can Demonstrate a Commitment to Transparency

6 of the Ways Nonprofits Can Demonstrate a Commitment to Transparency

When vetting a nonprofit that you are thinking about donating to, it is important to think about transparency. When nonprofits operate transparently, they build trust with the people supporting them. Legally, nonprofits have to disclose certain information to the public and board members must have access to financials to fulfill their role. Ideally, a nonprofit’s…

6 Ways to Embrace Strategic Philanthropy with Your Own Giving

6 Ways to Embrace Strategic Philanthropy with Your Own Giving

One of the biggest trends in philanthropy in the past decade or so has been a move toward strategic giving, which can teach donors how to maximize their impact. Last year, Americans gave more than $400 billion in total, but many of those gifts were not given in a strategic manner, which means that the…

This Is What You Need to Know about Jeff Bezos’ $2 Billion Fund for Homelessness and Education

This Is What You Need to Know about Jeff Bezos’ $2 Billion Fund for Homelessness and Education

About a year ago, Jeff Bezos put out an open call for suggestions about how to direct his philanthropy. It seems like the founder of Amazon has finally made his decision.  Very recently, Jeff Bezos, the richest man on the planet, announced via Twitter that he was creating a $2-billion philanthropic venture called the Bezos…

What You Need to Know about the Unique Charity of Kenneth Griffin

What You Need to Know about the Unique Charity of Kenneth Griffin

As the field of philanthropy continues to evolve at a rapid rate, some names are coming up more frequently in conversations, such as Barbara Dalio and Laurene Powell Jobs. Another donor who has been receiving a lot of attention is Kenneth Griffin, a hedge funder who has accrued $9 billion in wealth before turning 50….

You Need to Know How the Red Cross Made a Difference in These Locations

You Need to Know How the Red Cross Made a Difference in These Locations

While most people know the American Red Cross organizes blood donations, they may not know that the organization has created a range of different programs in the United States to help people prepare for and respond quickly to natural disasters. The Red Cross also provides services for veterans. Alongside its efforts in the United States,…

5 Tips for Engaging in the Most Effective Corporate Philanthropy Possible

5 Tips for Engaging in the Most Effective Corporate Philanthropy Possible

Despite the fact that corporate charity benefits businesses in a variety of ways, from improving morale to expanding professional networks, there remains a number of misconceptions about giving as a business. For example, business owners often think that giving should only occur when profits reach a certain level, but there are other ways of helping…

Millennials on Track to Become the Most Generous Generation

Millennials on Track to Become the Most Generous Generation

A great deal has been written about how millennials are changing the workplace, which makes sense considering that they will constitute the largest demographic in the American workforce within the span of a couple years. However, less has been written about the impact that this generation is having on philanthropy, a concept that has been…

This Is What You Need to Know about Strategic Philanthropy

This Is What You Need to Know about Strategic Philanthropy

The baby boomer generation continues to grow older and has already begun to pass the philanthropic choice to later generations. Estimates show that boomers will leave behind about 1 trillion dollars each year to family members and charities. This incredible amount of money funneling into charities, combined with the recent increase in large foundations funded…

What Are Some of the Key Steps Involved in Starting Your Own Charity?

What Are Some of the Key Steps Involved in Starting Your Own Charity?

Choosing the right charity can be difficult, especially if no nonprofit seems to tackle a problem from the right angle or use the right strategies. Instead of settling and supporting an organization that does not exactly align with your expectations, you may want to consider creating your own charity. Establishing a charity allows people to…