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Dollars and Sense

Updated: Aug 11, 2019


"Dollars and Sense" is a podcast hosted by David Phillip Greene to continue conversations about making money meaningful following the 2012 publication of his book of the same name.


July's episode features an in-depth interview with Risk Cooperative's Chairman, Dante Disparte, husband of GrantEd co-founder Amal Disparte. In his interview, Dante highlights the role of community and philanthropy in the Disparte household.

Highlights 08:00 | "On a household level we’re always very philanthropic and spend more of our time and creativity as entrepreneurs, thinking about making the world a better place than how to enrich ourselves." 08:15 | "My wife and her colleagues started a foundation in D.C. called GrantEd Foundation which leverages technology to speed up getting small donations in the hands of teachers, to make a difference for those students in some of D.C.'s most marginalized neighborhoods and schools." 11:48 | How do you raise kids that don’t have a sense of entitlement, with a sense that they can have a positive impact on the world? "We live in a country where you have to play a zip code lottery to get a decent public education. And so if every household of any means opted out, then no one at any zip code would have a decent public education. So one thing we’ve done is we’ve put our kids in DC’s public schooling system -- to great outcomes! -- both intellectually in terms of their academic growth. But in terms of putting them squarely in front of the real reality that many in our city face."

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