Posts tagged to 'Family and donor legacy'
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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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?...