Victor Jung | Philanthropy

Victor Jung is a committed philanthropist from New York City

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What is Community Philanthropy and Why is it Important?

Traditionally, philanthropy has generally been defined as the act of giving large sums of money to charitable causes, or participating in fundraising activities. Through the years, however, philanthropy has changed as various models have succeeded or failed. Today, philanthropists are just as likely to create their own foundation as write a check and they are […]

A New Business Model Incorporating Philanthropy with a Solid Business Plan

For-profit businesses and non-profit organizations have always had opposing goals in the past. For-profit businesses have generally existed for one reason and one reason only: to make money. The more money they made, the better. This philosophy generally resulted in the excesses of the 80-hour workweeks that were often a badge of honor in the […]

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9 Philanthropic Businesses Bettering the World

Not every business is a cold-hearted machine solely dedicated to the pursuit of profits. Listed below are several businesses that are working to change the world in their own way. Threaded This inexpensive bedding brand uses all-natural materials to fabricate linens. Most of Threaded’s factories happen to be woman-run installations within India. These factories operate […]

How Fighting Child Poverty is Both an Ethical and Economical Responsibility

Poverty remains one of the biggest issues facing many Americans today. Thousands of people, including children, suffer year after year because they do not have the financial means to sustain an adequate lifestyle. Children have been one unfortunate target of poverty, as approximately one in five children grows up poor. However, the issue of poverty […]

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How Your Restaurant Can Serve Both Food and Altruism

Restaurants have been leaders in serving their respective communities through philanthropic efforts for quite some time. The restaurant industry gives over $3 billion in resources every year, and over 90% of American restaurant operators donate to charity regularly. Roughly three out of four restaurant owners contribute to local and national hunger relief programs as well. […]

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The Bezos Day One Fund: An Overview

Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos recently declared their first philanthropic endeavor. “The Bezos Day One Fund” is expected to tackle two issues: homelessness and early education. Bezos explained that his organization would tackle homelessness by serving as a supplemental source of operational funding for other nonprofits invested in aiding homeless families. His approach to early education […]

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3 Benefits of Intergenerational Programs

Children and senior citizens often have much more in common than more than meets the eye. Grandparents and grandchildren seem to form special bonds in many families, but sadly, we live in a world where older generations are spending more of their days alone. As of 2010, over 11 million senior citizens living outside of […]

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Want to Make Your Kids Happy? Teach Them to Give

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to many that giving and engaging in charitable efforts can have a positive effect on our outlook on life. Generosity can boost our endorphins and release oxytocin in our bodies, which creates a feeling of empathy and happiness. When applying this concept to children, one may think that their […]

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The Success of the Ice Bucket Challenge

In the summer of 2014, an internet sensation took off as a way to raise awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Millions of people all over the world took part in the “ice bucket challenge,” in which they poured buckets of freezing water over their heads and the heads of […]

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Why You Should Vacation with Your Kids

Many people view summer vacation as a time to get away from all of their responsibilities, and enjoy themselves in their favorite location in the world. Though the idea of spending time alone can be alluring to some, spending time with one’s family is actually scientifically proven to be more fulfilling, and much more enjoyable. […]

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