Episode 16: How to Be Joyfully Generous, Even if You Can’t Give a Dime

In talking about redefining wealth this month, two of the biggest questions we’ve had come up have been about generosity and what God thinks about wealth and money. Does being generous only mean giving money to someone or something? How does our upbringing affect how we view money? How can we find the joy in generosity and practice generosity regularly?

On this episode, Lisa Payne, Retired Vice Chairman and CFO of Taubman Centers, Inc., talks about the topic of generosity, especially joyful generosity. Lisa has spent a lot of time learning how best to steward what God has given her and is here to help all of us understand and practice more joyful generosity in our lives.

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Guest Bio:

Lisa A. Payne is the retired  vice chairman and chief financial officer of Taubman Centers, Inc. , a NYSE listed Real Estate Investment Trust which owns, operates and develops regional shopping centers nationally and internationally.  She also served on the board of directors of the company. 

Prior to Taubman, Ms. Payne was a Vice President in Goldman Sachs’ Investment Banking Division.  Her 10 years of service with Goldman Sachs included broad real estate experience in the areas of acquisition and development financing, merger and acquisition advisories, and public and private debt and equity offerings.  Prior to joining Goldman Sachs she was a  vice president in Chemical Bank’s real estate department.

Subsequent to Taubman, Ms. Payne spent from 2016 to 2017 as the President of Soave Enterprises Real Estate Division and Chairman of Soave Enterprises, Inc.

Ms. Payne is a graduate of Elizabethtown College and holds an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business Administration.