Four generations of giving (Elizabeth)
When I was growing up, we always had to save for those who were less privileged. Then, I married a man who was equally interested in philanthropy.
We wanted to always contribute a portion of our charitable donations, mainly to children who were less privileged. And we want to continue that in our family, because I think it's essential for helping others around the world.
When the children got to high school, we started with $2000 out of our funds. They were allowed to make a decision on how we used that $2000. But they needed to do the due diligence.
They really caught on very quickly. Now my grandchildren are involved and they're not even in middle school yet. So, they have a chance to talk with their parents about what they would like to have as their contribution.
I think our children feel as if they've been brought up the right way and they're trying to do that with their own children. So, it's very much inbred in our family that philanthropy is very important.
Giving through Schwab Charitable™ makes me feel as if it's the smart thing to do at this stage in my life and my childrens’ lives.
It has made a huge difference to me to have someone else doing the groundwork. I've done the due diligence before, but it just feels good to know that Schwab Charitable reaffirms the organizations are legitimate.
It’s an important part of our family now. I think it’s an especially wonderful thing to be a part of Schwab Charitable.