[Blueboard] The Giving Way to Happiness

Department of Interdisciplinary Studies [LS] is.soh at ateneo.edu
Mon Nov 16 15:31:18 PHT 2015

The Ateneo de Manila University

 in cooperation with National Bookstore

invites you to

 *The Giving Way to Happiness:*

*A Chat with author and Ateneo alumna Jenny Santi*

25 November 2015


9:30 am - 11:30 am

Escaler Hall

Science Education Complex

Ateneo de Manila University

Moderated by Anthony Pangilinan

Open to the public. Admission is free.

RSVP 426-6001, loc. 5340

*About the Book*

We often focus on how our gifts can help those in need. But the act of
giving actually improves our own lives as well. In *The Giving Way to
Happiness*, Jenny Santi overturns conventional thinking about what it takes
to be happy by revealing how giving to others - be it money, expertise,
time, or love – has helped people from all walks of life find purpose and
joy. Drawing on empirical evidence, the ideas of great thinkers past and
present, and the moving stories of people who have dedicated themselves to
giving, Santi makes an eloquent and passionate case that oftentimes the
answers to the problems that haunt us, and the key to the happiness that
eludes us, lies in helping those around us.

This book is filled with practical tips and inspiring stories told first
hand by Academy Award winner Goldie Hawn, Nobel Peace Prize Winner Muhammad
Yunus, supermodels Natalia Vodianova and Christy Turlington Burns, Teach
for America founder Wendy Kopp, philanthropist Richard Rockefeller,
environmentalist Philippe Cousteau, activist Ric O’Barry, bestselling
author Isabel Allende, 16-time Grammy winner David Foster, and many others
from all over the world. Despite their diverse backgrounds, they have all
found unexpected happiness and fulfillment through giving. This book tells
us not just how they changed the world, but also how their own acts changed
their very own lives. Peppered with the wisdom of ancient and contemporary
thinkers – from Maimonidies, Viktor Frankl, Abraham Maslow, to Thich Nhat
Hanh –alongside an emerging body of cutting-edge research from scientists
from Harvard and other leading universities, this groundbreaking book will
change the way you give your time, talents and treasure, and make the
experience more rewarding than ever.

*About the Author*

*Jenny Santi *was born and raised in Manila in the Philippines; has lived
in London, the French Loire Valley, and Singapore, and is now based in New
York. Santi is a philanthropy advisor to some of the world’s most generous
philanthropists and celebrity activists, and for five years, beginning at
only 28, was the Head of Philanthropy Services (Southeast Asia) for the
world’s largest wealth manager. She holds an MBA from INSEAD, went to the
Wharton School as an exchange student, graduated cum laude from the Ateneo
de Manila University, attended New York University’s Heyman Center for
Philanthropy and Fundraising, and is a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy.
She is a frequent commentator on the topic of philanthropy and has been
quoted in the New York Times, International Herald Tribune, on Channel
NewsAsia, and on BBC World News.

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