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Pragmatic Philanthropy pp Cite as. Asian philanthropy is not well understood, says author Shapiro, head of the Center for Asian Philanthropy and Society. This, the first chapter of Pragmatic Philanthropy: Asian Charity Explainedoffers a guide to the motives of philanthropists and business leaders, and to the progress made by the social delivery organizations they support.
Recent years have seen growing interest in and media coverage of Asian philanthropy. But the phenomenon remains under-analyzed and not well understood. Shapiro, Manisha Mirchandani, and Heesu Jang set out to examine how Asian philanthropy works, how it differs from philanthropy in the West, and what we are likely to see in the way of trends and developments in the coming years.
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This study looks at an emerging trend in which wealthy families, individuals, and corporations in Asia set up foundations to institutionalise their giving. This study finds that philanthropic foundations in Asia can be characterized by their operational model, governance structure, and philanthropic focus. In emerging economies in Asia like Myanmar and China, these foundations tend to give nationally and operate their own programmes.
This story appears in the July issue of Forbes Asia. Subscribe to Forbes Asia. We look for men and women who made news with their altruism over the past year, and we also seek to spotlight people who have compiled a record of notable contributions over the years.
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Why him? Laurence is the grandson of the late banking tycoon and philanthropist Lien Ying Chow, who in gave away almost half of his wealth to set up the Lien Foundationwhich has been chaired by Laurence since Why her? Through the Goh Foundation, which he founded inthe year-old philanthropist supports initiatives in education, medical research and community development.