VIDEO -- Donor Gives Her Wealth to Advance Social Change

Last week's terrific New York Times coverage of philanthropy included an article on wealthy young donors giving away their inheritance dollars to advance social change. Reminded me of footage I shot with one of the women interviewed--Karen Pittleman.

You've read about Pittleman, who is the author of "Classified: How to Stop Hiding Your Privilege and Use It" on this blog before. At 25 she dissolved her $3 million trust fund to co-found the Chahara Foundation, a fund run by and for low-income women activists in Boston.

Listen to what she has to say about the type of unlearning she had to do to become a more effective social change philanthropist.

Susan Herr

Posted at 1:49 AM, Mar 14, 2008 in High Net Worth Donors | Intergenerational | Peace and Justice | Philanthropic Strategy | Permalink | Comment