Posts tagged to 'Celebrations, holidays and traditions'

Reflecting on Mandela’s legacy: Belief in a fundamental concern for others

Posted by Virginia Esposito on December 15, 2013

“A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dream of.” – Nelson Mandela Dear FGN Readers: Nelson Mandela’s passing just at the beginning of the holidays helped me to focus on the joy and inspiration...

Charitable Children and the Season of Giving, Getting and Growing

Posted by Virginia Esposito on December 15, 2006

Why do you want your children to understand generosity as a key family value and how do you hope they will take both a personal and a family role in philanthropy?

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....

5 Ways to Harness the Holiday Spirit for Use Year-round

Posted by Sarah Trzepacz on December 15, 2004

Each year as the holiday season approaches, life’s pace seems to quicken exponentially, hurtling us faster and faster through last-chance buying sprees to office parties, gift exchanges, and family meals to feed a cast of thousands. But even with so many things to do, people to see, and memories to...

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....

Faith and Family Philanthropy: The Power of Giving to Improve and Strengthen Communities

Posted by Sarah Trzepacz on October 15, 2004

Be good, be kind, be humane, and charitable; love your fellows; console the afflicted; pardon those who have done you wrong.  —Zoroaster And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity —I Corinthians We. . .have a religion which was given to our forefathers, and...

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