Chasing Dreams

By 401(K) 2012 [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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The topic of effective philanthropy has fascinated me for the past two weeks, and I’ve been thinking about the idea of setting up my own charity trust for a few months already.

And just so happens that a good friend of mine who’s running a social enterprise (something I started with him 4 years ago when I was in HKUST but ended being less actively involved after graduation) was telling me that for him, source of funding was a huge ongoing obstacle.

I told him if he ever thought about starting a charity trust.

A light bulb set off in his mind and his eyes brightened.

He’s looking into the legal paperwork needed to start the trust. I’m thinking about the investment process needed to fund the foundation.

After all, he did offer me the job if he were to start one, and I’m seriously entertaining the idea since it’s a match of mission (knowledge) with passion (investing).

We’ll see.

**Update** My friend consulted a lawyer but found out that there’s way too much legal and reputation risk with setting up a charity trust, so he’s abandoned the project.

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