Quick Hit: The Secret Society for Creative Philanthropy

Courtney and the Secret Society for Creative Philanthropy, which she founded four years ago, were highlighted in this New York Times article.

[Courtney is] a Brooklyn-based writer who, five years ago, was shocked to find herself in possession of a six-figure book advance. She wanted to give a chunk of it away, but was not sure how. So she decided she would make it someone else’s problem — nine other people’s problems. She chose nine thoughtful friends, gave them each $100, and told them they would be expected to account for what they had done with it at a gathering a month later.

Check out the full piece here and the group here. Congrats Courtney!

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  • Comrade Kevin

    This does not surprise me in the least. I have long believed that Courtney has the right attitude and I learn from her example on a regular basis.