CEO Corner: Recession's Effect on Philanthropy

(NECN) - In the frenzy of the holiday season and gift-buying, there is often also a fresh breeze of philanthropy.

It's a time for giving to those in need, and leaders of two organizations focused on compassion and justice join Peter Howe on CEO Corner.

Presidents of two of the biggest philanthropic organizations in Boston explain their goals and how you can help.

Barry Shrage, president of Combined Jewish Philanthropies, and Deborah Kincade Rambo, president of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Boston, explain how the world of philanthropy has been affected by the recession.

Also, they take a look at how young people are becoming engaged in giving And how critical the month of December is for fundraising.

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