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If you had $25 million to give away, who would get it?

Dec 3, 2019

That’s the question reporters from the Philadelphia Inquirer asked noted philanthropic leaders for a Thanksgiving Day article.

Katherina Rosqueta, executive director, Penn’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy mentioned one national nonprofit: Youth Villages…

“She likes Youth Villages, which works with kids who are still inside or leaving the foster care system. The nonprofit’s LifeSet program ‘helps people start their adult lives. We’re expecting them to be independent without the family support. [LifeSet] helps them set goals, connects them to specialists, teaches them to secure housing, education and employment, how to do laundry, how to defuse an argument with a boss.’”

The Center focuses on four areas: Helping impoverished young adults “rewire” their life trajectories; strengthening democracy; local health and addiction; and strategies for disaster relief.

Other nonprofits on Rosqueta’s list: Resolve Philadelphia, Draw the Lines PA, Philabundance and Prevention Point.

Read the entire article here.

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