With billions of baby-boomer dollars set to transfer to the next generation in the coming years, Jane Phare talks to philanthropists about what motivates them to give and what their offspring might do with all that money. For the full list of our biggest donors, scroll to the bottom of the story.

Brendan and Jo Lindsay have already told their four children they won't be inheriting millions of dollars. Instead, they plan to give most of their money away.
As Jo Lindsay says, "To give someone $100 million, that's just crazy stuff."

The Lindsays shot on to the NBR's Rich


Kiwis are generous people

Being generous makes us feel good

Who's not giving?

Encouraging the wealthy to dig deep

Talking about the next generation

The big hitters