Dr. Mohammed Murtaza Arain: A Muslim Family’s Expressions of Faith and Philanthropy

Posted on October 21, 2002 by Lester A. Picker

This case study from ‘Faith and Family Philanthropy’ describes the of Mohammed Murtaza Arain, M.D., a well-respected Chicago surgeon. For Dr. Arain and his family, it all begins and ends with the Qur’an. Whether welcoming the new day or making decisions about his personal philanthropy, the Holy Qur’an provides a roadmap that guides their life and actions. ***** Righteousness does… Read More

Claude Norcott: when Congregations Offer Guidance on Philanthropy

Posted on October 20, 2002 by Claude O. Norcott

How can families of faith draw on congregational worship to find outlets for their charitable giving and how can donor families use congregational worship to instill charitable values in their children? This chapter from ‘Faith and Family Philanthropy’ describes how experiences in congregational worship provide powerful motivations for family giving and volunteering. ***** How can families of faith draw on… Read More

Amal and Momtaz Mansour: A Coptic Christian family’s expressions of faith

Posted on October 17, 2002 by Lester A. Picker

This case study from ‘Faith and Family Philanthropy’ explores the role and impact of the Coptic Christian church on family philanthropy. Church and Coptic families often encourage even the youngest children to consider charity a central element in their lives. The Mansour family, profiled here, established a family tradition that the first paycheck each family member receives – no matter… Read More

Equipping the Street Saints

Posted on September 2, 2002 by Barbara Elliott

In this intriguing article from Philanthropy magazine, author Barbara J. Elliott underscores the importance of the private sector’s support for grass-roots faith-based organizations. Share argues that faith-based nonprofits, particularly in the areas that require intensive, personal work, such as drug addiction, criminal behavior in at-risk youth, and adult criminality, are helping to heal social maladies that have resisted secular cures,… Read More

A Guide to Giving for Families of Faith

Posted on February 20, 2001 by Joseph Foote

The idea of publishing a resource on faith and family philanthropy has been in the back of my mind for some time. The idea wasn’t mine, however, but came from families of faith themselves. My job affords me the great privilege of talking with hundreds of donors and giving families. More and more of them have told me of the… Read More