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10:30 a.m. - 11. Generosity across Generations

Friday, November 3 at 10:30 a.m.

In 2014, Imagine Canada studied affluent and generous Canadians. They found that upbringing and family example were key to their generosity. Some of our donors have shared that watching their parents regularly setting aside money for the church and other charities influenced their desire to be generous. Others state that their parents always gave to those in need, even if it meant doing without.

Today, most of us don’t count out our charitable donations in cash at the kitchen table. Our giving is less visible and it is a challenge to teach our families about being generous. Some Abundance Canada donors are successfully involving children and grandchildren in their charitable giving. This session will share some stories of families involving the next generation.

*While the examples are from Canada, this workshop will be general in nature and thus suitable for participants from any country.


Sherri GroszSherri Grosz is a Gift Planning Consultant serving Ontario & Eastern Provinces. Before coming to work for Abundance Canada, Sherri worked for an agricultural co-operative for 13 years, most recently as their store manager. She has received the Certified Financial Planner designation. Sherri graduated from the University of Waterloo with a B.A. in Sociology. She is a member of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP). Sherri Grosz and her husband, Rob, attend Elmira Mennonite Church.