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A Capstone Career in Philanthropy: Four Guiding Lessons

December 18, 2012

Philanthropy has long benefited from business leaders who choose philanthropy as the capstone to their careers. Instead of filling their retirement with golf or travel, they use their considerable networks and skills to create successes in the philanthropic arena. Philanthropist Pete Peterson reflects the attitude of many when he says, “Retirement would not be very fulfilling if all I did was play golf and socialize.” Indeed, philanthropists who devote themselves full-time to philanthropy after corporate retirement don't leave behind what made them successful in the for-profit world. Here are four lessons we gleaned from our Conversations with Remarkable Givers interviews that these philanthropists use to create successes. Read more...
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Broward County Inspiring Philanthropy over 25 years