Why Give?

The word philanthropy, Greek in origin, simply means the love of humankind. Philanthropy is the gift to, or investment in, a cause with an intent and motivation to do good in the world. It is a social or impactful investment. Individuals, organizations and foundations give for various reasons.

Importance of Philanthropy - Prof. Una Osili

Why Philanthropy? - Prof. Alan Fowler


You think a lot about what you or your family will be remembered for doing. You want your family name to be synonymous with a specific solution and the impact you would have made through your giving.

Why Give: Nyokabi Kenyatta, Director, The Kenyatta Trust

You believe your faith and religious-based institutions hold the key to transforming lives and focus your giving on faith-promoting activities and programmes.

Why Give: Folorunsho Alakija, Founder, Rose of Sharon Foundation

You have overcome certain challenges through the generosity of others or had a negative experience you want to prevent others from experiencing. You see philanthropy as an opportunity to correct these situations

Why Give: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Ex Professional NBA Player​

Why Give: Amadou Gallo Fall, NBA Vice President, MD for Africa NBA

You typically focus on a specific problem beyond your immediate environment. Your giving is tied to solving that problem and making a difference with your philanthropy.  

Ensuring Impactful Philanthropy - Tonye Cole​

Philanthropists Uplifting Societies - C.D Glin

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