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From the Director of CWP

paul schervish, director, cwp

Paul SchervishI am pleased to welcome you to the web site of the Boston College Center on Wealth and Philanthropy (formerly the Social Welfare Research Institute). Over the past two decades we have been carrying out research on the topics of charitable giving, wealth, spirituality, and philanthropy. Our work is both theoretical and empirical, and often involves the construction of interview and survey instruments. As you will see, much of our research focuses on charitable giving and volunteering. But our broader concern is with the forms, trends, and motives surrounding the meaning and practice of care in our contemporary age of affluence. We are proud that our research and writings have been recognized nationally by way of research awards, foundation support, and invitations to address and conduct seminars with academic audiences, professional fundraisers, development officers, and financial planners. I increasingly find the ability to obtain information from the web to be a valuable resource. I hope the resources we have to offer will be of some use to you. If you have any questions or there is something more that we can do to assist you, please let us know.

Thank you for your interest.
Paul Schervish
Director, Center on Wealth and Philanthropy