Megan Woolhouse

In Boston, giving money away is an industry in its own right, and a changing one. The philanthropy scene, long-dominated by anonymous Brahmin benefactors is now home to a new generation of Bostonians with new priorities, expectations, and technologies at their fingertips. I’ll look at the business of giving, who is giving and why, and how this new era of philanthropy is shaping the city’s cultural institutions, public spaces, and non-profit landscape.

Megan Woolhouse has been a Globe reporter since 2004, most recently covering business beats in retail and economics. A graduate of Clark University and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, she lives in Boston.

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