Women’s Philanthropy Institute Women Give 2018 Report
Transmitting Generosity to Daughters and Sons
Women Give, the signature research report series by the Women’s Philanthropy Institute, focuses on gender differences in charitable giving. Women Give 2018 asks how parents transmit generosity to their children and whether this differs for sons and daughters. The study first explores the linkage between whether parents give to charitable organizations and whether their adult children give. It then examines frequency and amount of parental giving as well as the parents’ wealth level to assess how these factors relate to charitable giving by the adult children. The findings have significance for fundraisers, wealth advisors, and any parent who wants to raise generous children and pass on positive values to the next generation. By fostering a deeper understanding of how gender influences philanthropy, Women Give strives to drive more giving by all.