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‘Best Mutual Fund Manager Ever’ Shares Insights On Philanthropy Live
This post was originally produced for Forbes.
Peter Lynch has been described by Forbes as “the best mutual fund manager ever.” He managed the Fidelity Magellan Fund from 1977 through 1990, yielding a 29.2 percent yield over that period.
Carolyn and Peter Lynch. Photo credit: Cheryl Richards
While Lynch continues to serve as the Vice Chairman of Fidelity Investments , he now focuses much of his time with his wife Carolyn Lynch on philanthropy. Approaching giving “as an investment,” The Lynch Foundation focuses on four primary areas of philanthropy: education, healthcare, culture and religion.
On December 13, 2013, at 2:00 Eastern, the Lynches will join me for a live discussion about the lessons they’ve learned since refocusing their time and energy on philanthropy 25 years ago.
Tune in and listen while you work.
The Lynches have explained that they have found four keys to effective philanthropy:
Be strategic in your risk taking
Start early, as with anything, it takes time to become good at it
Have patience in establishing your philanthropy
Conduct careful due diligence on the financials of potential grantees.
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