"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."
-John Quincy Adams
What Is Your Philanthropic Personality? Meet One Woman Whose Name Matches Her Giving Style
In Women, Wealth & Giving, authors Margaret May Damen and Niki Nicastro McCuistion describe four types of philanthropic personalities: Rose, Daisy, Carnation and Lily.
"Rose" women make up a significant number of leading-edge boomers. They are forthright about their idealism. Th work they do represents their willingness to take risks and be demonstrative about their giving. They are among the most loyal supporters and persuasive leaders.
It is no coincidence that this issue's "UNI Woman" Rose Lorenz bears the name of this giving style. Her generosity has served UNI and its students well. As a member of the UNI Women in Philanthropy Council, Rose initiated a Giving Circle.
"The Circle is what we're all about. There is joy in women being together and giving together. As a group, we look at the immediate needs of UNI's students and decide how we can assist," Rose says. "What I like most is that we see things happen now."
In addition, Rose and her husband, Stan, fund a scholarship to support student-athletes. They have also made provisions for a scholarship fund in their estate plan. Rose serves as chair of the UNI Foundation Board of Trustees as well.
"As a board member and a retired business owner, I am able to reinforce UNI as a key player in the community," she says.
"My involvement at UNI has helped me gain a true understanding of education and what it means to students in the long run," Rose says. "My hope is for individuals to excel and extend the teachings of this great university."
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