PACS news/June 10, 2021

Call for High-Earning Individuals to Participate in Research

A team of researchers at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS) is studying the ways that high-income individuals develop professional identities, think about their financial capacity, and decide whether and how to participate in charitable giving. We are looking for individuals to participate in our research efforts by agreeing to be interviewed by a member of the research team. Specifically, we are looking for professionals who:

  • Live and work in the United States
  • Have a graduate degree
  • Have an annual individual pre-tax income of at least $250,000 (or a previous annual income of at least $250,000, in the case of retirees)

Interviews will be conducted via participant’s choice of phone or videoconference. Initial interviews will be scheduled for 60 minutes, with the option to schedule a second interview depending on participant interest and availability. In addition, participants will be asked to fill out a brief demographic survey prior to the interview. Responses will be confidential, and participants will have the opportunity to read the research findings once we’ve published our report. 

For those interested in participating: please fill out this form, or reach out to Megan Farwell at