Which Charitable Giving Archetype Are You?

Understanding the charitable giving archetype that resonates with you can make it easier to align your giving with the difference you most want to make.

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When you look in the mirror, what kind of a giver do you see? Are you someone who is excited to discover and nurture talented leaders through your charitable giving? Does the prospect of building an enduring institution inspire you? Are you delighted to spread your resources in a way that enables small community organizations to flourish across your region? Do you want to galvanize others to champion a cause close to your heart or help gather the greatest minds to research a thorny challenge?

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Catherine Crystal Foster
Vice President, Advisory, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

Catherine Crystal Foster is vice president of the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) Advisory team. In her role, she provides strategic guidance across program areas for families, foundations, and corporations to accelerate social impact. Prior to joining RPA, she served as CEO and co-founder of Magnify Community, where she worked with Silicon Valley philanthropists to make bold and catalytic investments in the community. Catherine has led and advised philanthropic and nonprofit organizations for more than 20 years.