Risk and Reward Podcast Episode 12
Hosted by: Holland Henderson Special guest: Joel HelmSeptember, 2021
Education and the legacy of giving are the topics of this episode. With our guest, Joe Helm, we discuss how monetary gifts affect the institution and the students. Giving money to a university is used for scholarships, which reduces the debt incurred by students, giving these graduates the flexibility to be job creators. The total amount of student debt in this country now surpasses the amount of auto loans meaning there is a need for a cost-benefit analysis when it comes to college.
In this episode we cover:
• How are large monetary gifts change the universities’ landscape (6:25)
• Can the gift outsize the institution (7:07)
• There is a huge problem with student and school debt (9:34)
• Endowments – what are they and what do they mean to schools (10:41)
• The pros and cons of giving to a public vs private institution (18:58)
• What is STEM (25:58)
• College should be a cost-benefit analysis (27:16)
• Has the pandemic changed how we value education (30:45)
• Are you paying for an experience or an education (33:08)
• What is the cost-benefit for donors (34:36)
Links From the Show:
Books Mentioned in this Show:
The Terminal List, by Jack Carr
Joel Helm – Senior Director of Development, Florida Polytechnic University
LinkedIn – Joel Helm
The opinions voiced in this program are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual. To determine which strategies or investments may be suitable for you, consult an appropriate qualified professional prior to making a decision.
Joel Helm is not affiliated with LPL or Allen & Co.