The story of how MCF member Mark and Charlie’s Gay Lesbian Fund for Moral Values came into being can serve as an inspiration to many.
When Minneapolis entrepreneur Charlie Rounds sold his share of the successful RSVP Vacations, he and his husband Mark could have decided to keep the money and never have had to work again.
Instead, they put the entire amount (60% of their net worth) into a donor-advised fund at The Minneapolis Foundation. The entire balance of their fund will be given away within 15 years to support their chosen causes: economic development in local communities of color, international human rights, and GLBT rights.
A free teleconference on Thursday, October 20, starting at 11 AM, offers those interested a chance to learn more about Charlie and his donor-advised fund. This Bold Conversation series of discussions, hosted by Bolder Giving, features extraordinary givers who share strategies, challenges and excitement about their giving.
For those who can’t make the phone discussion, The Chronicle of Philanthropy is hosting an online chat with Charlie on Wednesday, October 19 at 11 AM, which will also be a great chance to learn more.