Voices of Giving 

Shira Hudson

Taking participants on a philanthropic journey: first listen, then reflect, then give

This installation is a part of Inside Voices: An Oral History Exhibition, showcasing multimedia projects and stories recorded by the 2016 cohort of Columbia University’s Oral History MA program. This event will take place at The Social Hall at Union Theological Seminary on April 27, 2017, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

There are no taboos here—we’re talking about money. Come listen to private reflections from a diverse group of individuals on how much they have, how much they need, and how they decide what to give to others in need. ‘Voices of Giving’ provides the opportunity to listen to thoughts on philanthropy, reflect on your own motivations for giving, and then put what you’ve learned into action. How can you think more strategically about your charitable giving? Start your journey here.

Shira Hudson is a student in the oral history master’s program and is also the associate director of planned giving at UJA-Federation. She comes to the program to explore the importance of capturing philanthropists’ life histories in order to better understand their philanthropic motivations and values. Shira holds a B.A. in Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures from Columbia University and a B.A. in Jewish History from the Jewish Theological Seminary.

To hear a clip from Shira's recent projects, please visit our OHMA student website Oral History Works