“Philanthropy equates love for humankind.” –Arlene Cogen
About Our Guest: Arlene is a motivational and inspirational speaker on charitable giving and philanthropy. She’s a coach founder of ArleneCogen.com Certified Financial Planner, best-selling author of Give to Live and the creator of the Give to Love Now system. Arlene breaks giving down into bite sized understandable pieces and shows audiences how they can make charitable gifts they never imagined. She is a certified financial planner, who began her career on Wall Street and spent over 20 years in the trust and investment world desiring to change and wanting to lead by example for her two daughters. Arlene helped guide the ninth largest community foundation in the country for almost a decade.
Episode Summary: As you may know, I don’t come from a family where I learned about the importance of giving from an early age. But as I grew into an adult there was one thing that burned in my heart – the ability to give. Give because I could, give to those who are less fortunate, give because it’s a sign of unconditional love. It’s one of the reasons I am so happy to share my conversation with Arlene Cogen with you. It’s especially important to me after having just written my first tithe check of 2021 (a check that was five figures, by the way.)
If you have been questioning how you can leave an indelible mark on the lives of others, you’re going to love my conversation with Arlene. Arlene had the blessing to learn philanthropy at her kitchen table because her father had a heart to give to others and he taught her the value of giving anonymously to boot. Grab a pen and paper and prepare to learn how to become a philanthropist based on the way you live today.
I can’t wait for Arlene to share her principle of Living to Give with you!
Listen in to discover:
- How to give with focus and purpose
- How to leverage the power of philanthropy in your business
- 3 Ways you can prepare to leave a legacy gift
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Powerful Quotes from the Episode:
- “I learned philanthropy at my kitchen table.” – Arlene Cogen
- “My father always gave anonymously – more important than having his name on it.” – Arlene Cogen
- “Give with focus and purpose.” – Arlene Cogen
- “You have to learn how to give at your level of giving.” – Arlene Cogen
- “Align your giving with your core values.” – Arlene Cogen
- “Giving provides happiness.” – Arlene Cogen
- “Every person can leave a legacy gift.” – Arlene Cogen
Arlene’s Incredible Factor Wisdom Questions:
Last book Arlene read: “Happy Money: The New Science of Smarter Spending” by Elizabeth Dunn & Michael Norton
Favorite Quote: “You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” –Eleanor Roosevelt
Tool Arlene can’t live without to grow her business: The phone.
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