Golden oldies: older people are more generous, says CAF

first_img  35 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Research / statistics Some older people do of course enjoy a greater disposable income once they have paid their mortgage and any children have left home. Not surprisingly, CAF reports that giving is at its highest among households which are rent-free, and where the head of the household is retired.However, Cathy Pharoah, Director of Research at CAF, believes there is more to it than this, and points to a consistent trend in older people’s generosity. “The proportion of 70 year olds giving to charity has been growing steadily for the last 25 years”, she said. “What this seems to indicate is that our ageing population, far from being a drain on society, has a firmly entrenched sense of social responsibility.“What we need to ensure is that these values, and the commitment to give to charity, are passed on to future generations.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.center_img Older people are more generous than any other age group in giving to charity, according to research from Charities Aid Foundation (CAF).The research involved analysis of the Expenditure and Food Survey 2002-03. It found that over one third of households headed by a 70 year old give to charity, compared to just over 18% of those headed by someone in their 20s. In addition, households headed by older people also tend to give more per person each week, than those headed by any other age group.Older people also give more as a proportion of their income, more than double the proportion give by all other groups. The amount of money given to charity as a percentage of household income is far higher in households with a 60 or 70 year old at the helm. Households where the head is retired give 1.8% of their income to charity, with other groups giving just 0.8%. Advertisement Golden oldies: older people are more generous, says CAF Howard Lake | 23 December 2004 | Newslast_img read more

DONEGAL ARTIST TO MAKE A SHOW OF HERSELF ON TIMES SQUARE!

first_imgA Donegal artist is to make waves on Times Square when her work is exhibited to an audience of hundreds of thousands of people in the heart of New York next week.Ramelton woman Zara McDaid, who works as an art teacher in Magh Ene College, Bundoran, also stands a chance of scooping a $10,000 prize as well as featuring in a limited edition “Art Takes Times Square” book which will be distributed worldwide.Zara qualified for the exciting and unique exhibition having come through a public vote before a panel of judges selected the work to be put on display in bright lights on the iconic massive billboards of Times Square. The grand prize winner will be revealed on Monday, June 18th at the Times Square VIP premiere.The Grand Prize Artist will be selected by an esteemed panel of jurors: Dan Burns, Associate Director of Galerie Lelong; Clara Drummond, Independent Curator; Jack Becker, Executive Director of Forecast Public Art & Public Art Review; Cosmin Costinas, Executive Director and Curator of Para/Site Art Space; and Natasha Conland, Curator of Contemporary Art at Auckland Art Gallery.All exhibited artists will receive a stunning online portfolio and hundreds will be shown at the Artists Wanted after-party featuring Questlove of the Roots / Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Indeed, there is also a prize of $2,500 for the member of the public whose final selection is most compatible with that of the judges.Commenting on the competition, Zara said she was thrilled to have been one of the artists selected to have her work exhibited at Times Square. “This has been a tremendous experience and to have my work showcased at such a location is a proverbial dream come true,” she said.Zara has established and runs CreativeKIDZ art summer camp which takes place this summer in the Town Hall, Castle Street, Ramelton from July 2nd to 6th next for children aged between five and thirteen years. The Art camp will also run for a week in Sligo at the Sligo Golf Academy and Activities Centre located in Strandhill, Co.Sligo from July 9th to 13th inclusive. DONEGAL ARTIST TO MAKE A SHOW OF HERSELF ON TIMES SQUARE! was last modified: June 11th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:artistnew yorkRameltonTimes SquareZara McDaidlast_img read more