Last year, three of the five biggest philanthropic gifts came from donors under the age of 40.1 The faces of philanthropy and family wealth are changing in the United States, as the small group of individuals who stand to inherit $40 trillion comes into their own.2 The wealth transfer numbers aren’t news anymore, and neither is making a fortune and, subsequently, a generous gift. But, what do we really know about the young people with these kinds of resources? Frankly, very little. ...

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