Posts tagged to 'Family and donor legacy'

The Changing Face of Philanthropy: Diversity in Family Giving

Posted by Caroline Avery on January 15, 2012

Quick, create a mental picture of a philanthropist. What do you see? An older white man? That’s the picture that pops into most of our heads. And it’s not surprising — this is the dominant image of philanthropy in the United States. From Andrew Carnegie to Warren Buffett, these are the faces of philanthropy most familiar to us.

Governance as leadership in tough times

Posted by Alice Buhl on April 15, 2009

For many foundations, establishing the payout level has become fairly perfunctory. The staff or accountants do the math and the foundation pays out the 5% required by law. However, I have worked with foundations that struggle to balance their desires to solve the problems of today and to protect assets...

The Tecovas foundation

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on June 18, 2008

A family foundation writes a new chapter of the family legacy after the deaths of its generous founder and two family trustees. “I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, went to Kent State University, and majored in history and political science,” says 25-year-old Mary Galeti, Vice Chair of the $11-million...

Telling your family's story

Posted by Kevin Laskowski on September 15, 2007

Family philanthropies are intimately connected with the past that shapes them. As stewards of both a public trust and a family legacy, philanthropic families are constantly drawing on their history for wisdom, energy, and focus. That’s why growing numbers of families are recording their stories to...

In Loving Memory: The Pros and Con of Legacy Grants

Posted by Sarah Trzepacz on July 15, 2006

The loss of a loved one is difficult for any family to bear, and the desire to celebrate and honor his or her life and accomplishments is natural and common. For philanthropic families, if the lost family member has played a significant role in their giving, grief and sadness can be coupled with some...

African-American Family Philanthropy: A Long, Venerable Tradition

Posted by Sarah Trzepacz on February 15, 2005

"Every man must decide whether he will walk in the creative light of altruism or the darkness of destructive selfishness. This is the judgment. Life’s persistent and most urgent question is ‘What are you doing for others?” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “It was part of my religious upbringing....

Ethical Wills and Donor Legacy Statements: Passing on More Than Financial Wealth

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on April 15, 2004

This issue of Family Giving News examines the growing use of ethical wills and donor legacy statements: What are they? Why might you and your family want to use one? And how can one of these statements benefit individual donors, their families and the causes and issues they care most about?...

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