Argh. More on philanthropy

Okay, it’s not news that I’m out of touch with the membership and the Association leaders. But this paragraph from the member center yanked my chain:

A Valentine’s Day CHALLENGE to All AAUW Members!
On February 14, call someone you know and explain why you’re so passionate about AAUW”tell them about the mission, the research, the advocacy, the philanthropy, and why you are a member. Then, invite them to join or give them the gift of membership!


I’d rewrite it as

tell them about the mission, the research, and the advocacy. Tell them why you are a member and why you donate your money and your time to this cause.

Maybe I’m just hung up on the word “philanthropy,” and need to get over the fact that we’re moving towards checkbook members and away from volunteers.