“When you think about it, philanthropy is so many things, but people are literally giving you they’re hard earned money to do the work you need to do for a specific mission or cause. So considering how difficult it can be to secure a job and actually save enough money to survive and thrive yourself, it becomes especially meaningful when someone says, yes, I will give you a gift or gift to you. Some of my hard earned money in order to help someone else who needs it.”
Maria MacMullin is the Senior Director of Major Gifts for the Genesis Women’s Shelter in Dallas, Texas. Maria has played a key role in securing over $70 million in philanthropic gifts for a wide number of organizations, and we talk about the importance of giving back in the personal finance journey. She is also the host of the Podcast on Crimes Against Women and the Genesis Podcast.