This issue focuses on the current state of teaching of philanthropy to youth and the curricula being written to accomplish that goal. Fostering lifelong skills in fundraising, donor skills, volunteerism, and civic participation in today's youth is the key to creating tomorrow's philanthropists. With an overview of ongoing research and key philanthropic concepts in existing curricula, chapter authors explore future implications of current trends. They examine the Council of Michigan's effort to incorporate philanthropic practice into their state-mandated public school core curriculum; the partnership between professional fundraisers and the educational system approved by the New Jersey Department of Education; and Indianapolis's Habits of the Heart project. Other crucial topics addressed include faith-based organizations and their role in the transmission of philanthropic values; ethical fundraising and the fundraising experience for youth; and the dual role of philanthropic studies programs in higher education.
With a mission to promote the development and implementation of philanthropy teaching programs at every level in every community, this issue is an invaluable resource for educators and philanthropic organizations alike.