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 Advantages and Potential Drawbacks of Donor-Advised Funds

The Advantages and Potential Drawbacks of Donor-Advised Funds

While most people probably think of philanthropy as direct gifts to charities and nonprofit organizations, there are several financial vehicles that can help individuals make donations. One of the most prominent vehicles for people with significant wealth is a foundation. However, several other options are worth considering as well. Another potential option is a donor-advised…

The Debate about Charity Overhead – What You Need to Know

The Debate about Charity Overhead – What You Need to Know

The debate about charity overhead is often in the news these days. For example, the Wounded Warrior Project fired its top two CEOs last year after it deemed a million-dollar meeting was entirely too extravagant. Only a few years ago, Dan Pallotta gave his famous TED talk entitled The Way We Think About Charity Is…

World Vision Addresses the East African Hunger Crisis

World Vision Addresses the East African Hunger Crisis

Eugene Chrinian’s foundation is driven by a desire to make a tangible impact at home and abroad. In addition to supporting local organizations such as Jericho Road Men’s Home, Eugene Chrinian and his wife offer substantial support through the foundation to nonprofits that are working to address some of the most pressing issues around the…

Jeff Bezos Crowdsources Charity Ideas on Twitter: What You Need to Know

Jeff Bezos Crowdsources Charity Ideas on Twitter: What You Need to Know

While many of the nation’s leading philanthropists simply fly underneath the radar, some make a major splash with their giving. Recently, Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, sparked an incredible amount of discussion when he turned to Twitter to ask the world where he should concentrate his philanthropic efforts. Bezos created a flurry of activity…

7 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Benefit from Engaging in Philanthropy

7 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Benefit from Engaging in Philanthropy

Entrepreneurship is physically, mentally, and emotionally trying. To establish a business, individuals need to work around the clock and overcome seemingly insurmountable hurdles. Should a business succeed, however, the payoff can be great. Often, these individuals bring the same passion to their philanthropy, despite the fact that there’s no such promise of a material payoff….

The American Red Cross’ Support of Military Families

The American Red Cross’ Support of Military Families

The American Red Cross is well known for its blood donation drives, its CPR training classes, and its role in providing disaster relief. However, the organization also spearheads a number of other important initiatives, including services for military and veteran families. For members of the armed forces and their families, military service can involve sacrifice…

A Look at the 14 New Giving Pledge Signatories

At the end of May, 2017, the Giving Pledge announced that 14 new couples and individuals had added their names to the list of people who vow to give away a majority of their wealth. Bill and Melinda Gates, together with Warren Buffett, established the Giving Pledge to encourage the wealthiest individuals around the world…

A Look at 5 of the Most Inspiring, Yet Little-Known, Philanthropists

A Look at 5 of the Most Inspiring, Yet Little-Known, Philanthropists

Many people have misconceptions when it comes to philanthropy. The word itself often conjures up images of rich and famous people making large contributions. While this is certainly one part of philanthropy, and an important one, it’s not the entire story. In fact, philanthropy simply means “love of mankind,” and this love can be expressed…

A Look at the Man in the Mirror No Man Left Behind Program

A Look at the Man in the Mirror No Man Left Behind Program

Eugene Chrinian and his family support a wide range of philanthropic organizations, from the Wounded Warrior Project, which helps individuals injured during service and their families, to Man in the Mirror (MIM), which aims to get men more involved in their churches. MIM sees many of the current problems facing the United States, such as…

The Inherent Problems with Ratings from Charity Watchdogs

The Inherent Problems with Ratings from Charity Watchdogs

A number of watchdog organizations exist that monitor and rate nonprofit organizations. Some of the largest ones include CharityWatch, GuideStar, the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance, and Charity Navigator. However, a number of newer groups, such as GreatNonprofits and GiveWell, have gained significant momentum in recent years. These organizations offer their own breakdown of…