In 50 years of publication, Lifestyles Magazine has proven itself to be a unique combination of outstanding qualities.
Established over 50 years ago Lifestyles Magazine/Meaningful Influence is the world’s only donor-focused, solely dedicated philanthropic media platform. In its fifth decade of serving as the most trusted resource for high philanthropy, the publication today works hand-in-hand with the next generation of leading charitable donors, social entrepreneurs, venture philanthropists and impact investors who are global leaders in high engagement giving.
What makes this trusted media platform unique is its close—often personal—relationship with an audience of major philanthropic donors that contribute well over $420 billion annually-given in individual charitable gifts in North America alone. In the early 1970s when philanthropy was not yet a household word, Lifestyles Magazine pioneered direct, face to face dialogue with North America’s top supporters of leading philanthropic causes.
We embarked on this noble journey with the “grandparents’ generation,” continued with the next generation—and 50 year later, currently we are deeply and directly engaged with the NextGen of emerging young donors. This nearly half Century old direct and personal engagement with leading members of the world’s most philanthropic families is our sole mission.
The often-used term “Social Entrepreneur” was originally coined by one of our distinguished board members. In the past year alone, individuals featured on our pages have given over $36 billion dollars in charitable donations.
Lifestyles Magazine/Meaningful Influence provides a forum for some of the world’s most engaged philanthropists to discuss challenges, successes and failures, and topics on how to be smarter about giving. Ours is a simple concept: we provide a trusted platform for major wealth holders—or those who would be if not for their giving—to purposefully and in highly focused ways dedicate their wealth to philanthropy.
Our efforts are inspired by the example set by people at all income levels who give generously—and often at great personal sacrifice—to make the world a better place. Ours is a highly rewarding multi-generational effort that aims over time to help shift the social norms of philanthropy toward giving more, giving sooner, and giving smarter.
People who comprise our loyal readership are united by a shared commitment to learning and giving, and they have opportunities to network throughout the year to learn from our world-class subject matter experts about how best to leverage their philanthropy and address some of the world’s biggest challenges. Our extended family of faithful readers are working with us closely and are changing the future today.
We are deeply grateful to our loyal audience and our long-term sponsors for their steadfast support over the past 50 years.
Gabriel A. Erem