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A Thanksgiving Message: Gratitude and Optimism

Posted by Virginia Esposito on November 15, 2006

The fall season of educational workshops and speeches is coming to an end and, once again, I have learned more from conference participants than I possibly could have shared. The enthusiastic commitment of those who give up weekends and vacation time to focus on the responsibilities of philanthropy is...

The Season of Giving: Sharing, Growing, Risking, Serving

Posted by Virginia Esposito on December 15, 2005

The signs are all around us. The local newspaper or magazine does a feature on good things going on in the community. Your mail includes a few more personal appeals for a charitable gift. Your financial advisor reminds you that you only have a few weeks to start that fund you’ve been considering....

Holiday Traditions

Posted by Virginia Esposito on December 15, 2004

Many family foundations and funds have chosen to hold their annual meetings during the Thanksgiving weekend. It is a time when family is together and it makes sense for so many geographically dispersed families to add their philanthropic business to the shared celebration of giving thanks....

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