June 21, 2012
BOSTON — There are many reasons you may give money to a charity: a sense of philanthropy, for instance, or a desire to see better outcomes in society. The majority of U.S. families donate. The average contribution is 2-3 percent of annual income.
But many people could give more — but don't. That's according to a group called Bolder Giving. Its founders, Christopher and Anne Ellinger, live in Arlington and became philanthropists when Christopher came into an unexpected inheritance in his early 20s. They're on Humankind on June 24. Host David Freudberg visited the WGBH studios to talk about the couple's ideas.