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Patrick Dwyer Merrill Lynch

Patrick Dwyer, Merrill Lynch is one of the most decorated financial advisors. While he currently works at NewEdge Wealth and previously was at Boston Private, it's at Merrill Lynch where Patrick Dwyer made his name. After studying at Providence College and the...

History of the American Red Cross

History of the American Red Cross

The international Red Cross network was founded in Switzerland in 1863. It all began in 1859 when businessman Henry Dunant saw the horrific aftermath of a battle in Italy. The lack of medical treatment for soldiers shocked him. In response, he worked to establish a...

2021’s Most Successful Nonprofits You Should Support

2021’s Most Successful Nonprofits You Should Support

In a list of the top charities in America, Charity Intelligence has found that many organizations have been helping people with mental health problems. Their report compiled a list of these top 10 charities and what they each do for those suffering from mental health...

Tips for Charitable Giving During the Holidays

Tips for Charitable Giving During the Holidays

As we enter the holiday season, the spirit of giving is in full swing. As much as 70 percent of consumers report plans to engage in some charitable activity, whether that involves volunteering time or simply donating money. If you’re planning to give back over the...

Unique Ways to Give Back During the Holiday Season

Unique Ways to Give Back During the Holiday Season

If you’re looking for ways to give back to your community or people in need this holiday season but don’t want to go the traditional route of dropping change in a bucket or writing a check, these are some great alternatives. Below you’ll find suggestions for some...

How Philanthropy Has Changed Over the Years

How Philanthropy Has Changed Over the Years

The U.S. was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and saw a change in the philanthropic face of the nation. The past decade has seen a shift in the way philanthropy is approached in the U.S., with the middle-classes reducing the number of donations they make each year....

How To Support Your Child’s Teachers This Year

How To Support Your Child’s Teachers This Year

Teaching is one of the most underappreciated professions in the world. Long hours that do not match the pay, constant scrutiny, and the need to use their own money to deliver the best education to your child are only a few feats that teachers deal with each year....

Notable Philanthropists Making an Impact This Year

Notable Philanthropists Making an Impact This Year

There is no shortage of worthy causes that need help in 2021, and a few notable philanthropists have stepped up to the plate once again to make a difference. The following is a list of some of these philanthropists, their donations, and the differences they’ve made....

How to Get Started as a Philanthropist

How to Get Started as a Philanthropist

A philanthropist is someone who takes on society’s problems through donations of their time, resources, or money. Philanthropy has been a part of world culture for centuries, with nearly every culture emphasizing the need to help those less fortunate than ourselves. ...