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Local Millennials Change the Face of Philanthropy 

Christina Sturdivant 
ElevationDC, June 18, 2013

After volunteering during President Obama’s first election bid, five young women were inspired by the campaign’s ability to turn small donations from millions of individuals into mighty campaign coffers.

They decided that they, too, could mobilize small donors for big returns, in a way that has changed the face of philanthropy in the District. “We are proving that’s a fallacy and you can start giving at any age and still have the ability to make a difference.”

Capital Cause members are local Millennials, aged 18 to 35 years—most of whom are entry-level professionals who make less than $60,000 a year. Each member donates just $30 per year, which has funded over $20,000 in mini-grants to local organizations. Each member also commits time to a “cause” by pledging at least five service hours to local community projects. Read more…

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