Sharing Extra Money in a San Francisco Neighborhood

Many of us think of our neighbors as being equals in privilege and social standing. After all, we can afford to live in roughly the same area, right? But what if you looked around and saw that you had more financial gifts than some of your neighbors?

For Andrea Pien, a 33-year-old college counselor at a high school in San Francisco, this realization led her to a hopeful decision: she wanted to share her resources. Pien’s job was secure, and she enjoyed an inheritance from her father’s success in the biotech industry, so she decided to post on Nextdoor: