Style maven Erica Corsano taps into Boston’s charitable side with a new philanthropic website and book.
Stylist and social columnist Erica Corsano muses over the reasons that people do good deeds. “I think it was Immanuel Kant who said there are three reasons people do good...essentially, for the sake of good, for our egos and a little bit of both,” says Corsano, who is launching a new charityfocused website this winter, Fashion + Philanthropy (fashionandphilanthropy.org). “Whatever your reasons for giving back, if you’re helping people and creating positive change, it’s fine by me.” The site profiles philanthropicminded people, brands and organizations in Boston and beyond. Corsano is also working with companies on content creation, including video projects to help further their social missions. Through her work as a lifestyle editor, Corsano covered countless philanthropic events, but found she was only touching on a small piece of what the organization really does to help the community. “We are lucky in Boston to live in an area with so many incredible organizations,” says Corsano, who personally supports MSPCA-Angell, Community Servings, and the Breast Cancer Research Fund. “There’s so much kindness, depth, generosity and humility.” This spring, Corsano will also publish a book on the importance of inner style with a percentage of the sales benefiting Dress for Success. “I believe style and soul should always go hand in hand,” says Corsano. “I want the book to deliver that message and serve as inspiration for women who might feel like they need uplifting.”