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Rebecca Riccio and Lisa Wong, mayor of Fitchburg, shared insights on local philanthropy at Northeastern’s third annual Social Impact Con­fer­ence on Monday.

Online giving course adds actor Patrick Dempsey

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When the second edition of ‘Giving With Purpose’ on effective giving starts next month, students will have a chance to learn from actor Patrick Dempsey, billionaire Warren Buffett and other prominent philanthropists.

Rebecca Riccio receives national attention for Giving With Purpose course

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Course teaches about philanthropy before students give away Warren Buffett’s sister’s money By Associated Press | The Washington Post | July 14, 2013 OMAHA, Neb. — A free online course that starts Monday will offer students the chance to learn about giving from Warren Buffett and help decide how to spend more than $100,000 of […]

Rebecca Riccio Provides Insights on Individual Philanthropy

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3Qs: Philanthropy in the wake of tragedy

May 22, 2013 | By  | Northeastern News

Tragic events like last month’s Boston Marathon bomb­ings and the dev­as­tating tor­nado in Okla­homa this week have inspired incred­ible acts of kind­ness from people living in those com­mu­ni­ties, as well as others across the country. Many of those efforts come in the form of phil­an­thropy. We asked Rebecca Riccio, the founding pro­gram director of North­eastern Students4Givingwho teaches in the Human Ser­vices pro­gram, to examine how char­i­table efforts unfold in the wake of tragedy, and the impor­tance of being an informed donor.

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