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

5 Surprising Insights about the Nation’s Top Philanthropists

5 Surprising Insights about the Nation’s Top Philanthropists

Over the course of nearly two centuries, philanthropy has increased significantly in the United States. The number of private foundations that have been established since 2000 is now nearly on par with the previous century. In addition to foundations, donor-advised funds have become increasingly popular and have largely changed the landscape of the field of…

Wounded Warrior Project Releases Powerful Results of 2017 Survey

Wounded Warrior Project Releases Powerful Results of 2017 Survey

Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) remains one of the most effective organizations in the nation working on behalf of veterans, especially those dealing with the physical, social, and emotional wounds of war. One of the organization’s biggest focuses is helping individuals transition successfully from service to civilian life through a number of dedicated programs. In addition,…

Tax Reform – The Surprising Ways It Will Hurt Philanthropy

Tax Reform – The Surprising Ways It Will Hurt Philanthropy

The new federal budget recently approved by Congress relies on tax reform to offset any potential loss of revenue. Unfortunately, some of the proposed reforms could significantly limit philanthropy in the United States. According to a study from the University of Indiana, the recent tax reform plan offered by congressional republicans and President Donald Trump…

This Will Blow Your Mind: Google Pledges $1 Billion to Develop the American Workforce

This Will Blow Your Mind: Google Pledges $1 Billion to Develop the American Workforce

Recently, Google made a pledge to invest $1 billion in nonprofit organizations in the coming five years with the goal of helping individuals adjust to fundamental changes in the nature of work due to the growth of the technology industry. This announcement came from the chief executive officer of Google, Sundar Pichai, who called it…

Women’s Philanthropy Institute Examines Giving, Gender, and Happiness

Women’s Philanthropy Institute Examines Giving, Gender, and Happiness

In October, the Women’s Philanthropy Institute announced the results of its Women Give 2017 study, which aimed to examine the connection between philanthropy and life satisfaction. In particular, the study hoped to look across gender lines to see what impact philanthropy has on overall happiness and charitable giving. The data examined in the study came…

JPMorgan Chase Aims to Make More Powerful Impact with Giving

The old model of corporate philanthropy has begun to evolve. In recent years, several firms have abandoned the traditional strategy of writing checks for local organizations in favor of more strategic approaches that involve asking questions learn how to create a focused impact. A great example of this shift is JPMorgan Chase, which recently announced…

The Lessons to Be Learned from the Failure of Diller Island

The Lessons to Be Learned from the Failure of Diller Island

Large philanthropic gifts can have an incredible impact on communities. The philanthropists capable of making these monumental donations usually have the best intentions, yet some argue that these gifts are one of the most important ways the affluent wield power and influence. After all, philanthropists have ultimate control over how their millions are allocated, so…

How Is the American Red Cross Helping Victims of the Recent Natural Disasters?

How Is the American Red Cross Helping Victims of the Recent Natural Disasters?

One of the primary functions of the American Red Cross is to respond to natural disasters. After a cluster of historic hurricanes devastated numerous communities, the organization has been working around the clock to respond to individual needs and facilitate recovery. Altogether, the American Red Cross has provided shelter for more than 1 million people…

Ted Turner and His Landmark $1 Billion Gift to the United Nations

Ted Turner and His Landmark $1 Billion Gift to the United Nations

When people think about leading philanthropists, many picture Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who has mobilized billionaires around the world to become involved with charity through the Giving Pledge. This pledge asks that signatories give away the majority of their wealth while they are still living. While the Giving Pledge played an important role in encouraging…

5 Ways That Entrepreneurs Can Increase Philanthropic Giving

In September, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation issued a report on growing concerns that the world could backslide on gains in the international development arena. The United Nations created a set of 17 goals for improving the quality of life that philanthropists have been working toward with the aim of achieving as many of…