Philanthropy is a critical part of a holistic lifestyle, culture and business. Your participation in our humanity matters. Life is fuller when it is includes the uplifting of others and having a strategic plan in how you give and partner in the community as a person and/or a brand is not an option.
Traditionally, philanthropy has been thought of as something that the rich fund, the middle class volunteer for, and the poor and needy receive. But philanthropic giving is more than just money. It is a process of creatively giving to others, and in so doing, fulfilling our basic human need to connect with our own humanity. Regardless of socioeconomic status or age, every person can cultivate a philanthropic lifestyle, one that teaches them to live, reach, and stretch themselves in a way that fills them with purpose, love, empathy, and compassion.
Iris Ivana is the CEO and President of the Genési Group Inc (www.thegenesi.com), and founder of PHILX. She is an award-winning entrepreneur, philanthropist, leading strategist, fundraising consultant and speaker with a cutting-edge style. Her passion for people and her visionary innovative work has a solid track-record in philanthropy in many industries.