How to Inspire Your Grandkids to Invest in Charitable Giving

When trying to motivate future generations to invest in good causes, it’s easy to get caught up in the "what." Yet it’s the "why" that really makes the difference. For me, it was escaping a coup in Liberia as a child.

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When it comes to charitable giving, we all have our passions. These are the issues and causes that are close to our hearts and that tend to receive the majority of whatever money we can afford to give.

Personally speaking, it’s human trafficking. When I was 10, my family and I narrowly escaped a military coup in Liberia. We were fortunate to be given the opportunity to come to the U.S. and were made extremely welcome by the community we moved into. I’ve been able to go on to lead a happy and enjoyable life as a result.

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Stephen B. Dunbar III, JD, CLU
Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Executive VP, Equitable Advisors

Stephen Dunbar, Executive VP of Equitable, has built a thriving financial services practice where he empowers others to make informed decisions and take charge of their future. He and his team advise on over $3B in AUM and $1.5B in protection coverage. As a National Director of DEI for Equitable, Stephen acts as a change agent for the organization, creating a culture of diversity and inclusion. He earned a bachelor's in Finance from Rutgers and a J.D. from Stanford.