Generations of Philanthropy
Their jeans have always told the story of hard work and good value.
In 1866, Levi Strauss, a German-Jewish immigrant, built his first store and the foundation of five generations of private philanthropy, which would include numerous family foundations and the company-controlled Levi Strauss Foundation.
Fourth-generation Walter Haas, Jr., serving on the board of his parent’s private foundation, reflected, “It’s in the way we were brought up… I saw what my parents were doing. I guess we tried to emulate them.” Haas would later start his own foundation.
Philanthropy can link us back to former generations and the values that helped create the wealth.
You can be an example to everyone watching – your family, your friends, and business colleagues.
Help your donors pass on a heritage of giving back!
They’ll thank you for it!
“Be charitable and indulge to everyone, but thyself.”
– Joseph Joubert