“When I am part of a community, such as a school or a neighborhood, I want to try to contribute. I’m definitely into local causes and I like the sense that I can be a partner in an endeavor. I do like to help small organizations, where I really feel that my donation can make a difference. Although, even if an organization is larger, if I feel that I am really getting a benefit from that organization, that motivates me too.
A good example is the Central Park Conservancy – I really don’t have any connection to the people who run the organization, but I use the Park all the time and I see the vast improvements that have been made by the Conservancy. I am inspired to contribute as a way of saying thanks as well as in an effort to keep the work going.”