ECC Instructor Interviewed about Charities

November 30, 2020 |

East Central College business and accounting instructor Lisa Hanneken was recently featured in a WalletHub.com article focusing on the “Most Charitable States in 2021.”

According to the article, Missouri lands No. 24 on the list of the most philanthropic states.

Hanneken was asked in the interview what the biggest challenges charities could face in the current economic environment, and how to choose a charity when donating.

“My advice has always been to give to a charity that supports a cause you are passionate about, regardless of what others may think,” she said,

“However, you should ensure that the charity you choose does what it says it does, and that there are no hidden agendas, fraud or scam involved,” Hanneken added. “As with anything involving money these days, you should be cautious and do your homework.”

Hanneken also was asked about measures local authorities can take to raise awareness about COVID-19 charity scams, and what percentage of income households should donate to charity.

To read Hanneken’s answers to these questions and more, visit here.