The new show Privileged chronicles a Yale educated writer-turned-tutor of two rebellious and undirected teenage girls in a wealthy community in Florida. In the recent "All About What You Really, Really Want" episode the girls shun a study session to attend a ritzy party, noting that their aunt can make a donation and get them into any university they desire. Turns out the friend they got the idea from didn't get into college at all (despite his father donating millions of dollars), but the scene reminded me that as a society we seem to believe that cutting a large donation check can get us whatever we want.
Have you ever made a donation to an institution, program or even a charity because you hoped (or knew) it would get you something in return?
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