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A Happy Anniversary

Posted on March 15, 2007 by Virginia M. Esposito

Given that I am tired, exhilarated, challenged, inspired, frustrated, and charged up, it can mean only one thing: I have just returned from spending time with donors, family members and others involved in family philanthropy. In this case it was the 2007 Family Foundations Conference. It was a special year for the National Center for Family Philanthropy and the Baltimore… Read More
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Inspiring Family Giving

Posted on January 15, 2007 by Virginia M. Esposito

Happy 2007 and welcome to a New Year of Family Giving News! This is a very special year for all of us at the National Center for Family Philanthropy. It is our Tenth Anniversary year and we plan to devote a great part of this year celebrating the donors and families who inspire us. Your commitment to service, excellence, and… Read More
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A Thanksgiving Message: Gratitude and Optimism

Posted on November 15, 2006 by Virginia M. Esposito

The fall season of educational workshops and speeches is coming to an end and, once again, I have learned more from conference participants from Organic CBD Nugs 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 endlessly instructive and inspiring. Often, these workshops… Read More
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Time Passages- Celebrating and Chronicling Life’s Great Events

Posted on August 15, 2006 by Virginia M. Esposito

I have always considered myself to be pretty comfortable handling the passage of time. I think birthdays are far preferable to the alternative plus I get presents. (Okay, so I have been viciously shredding my AARP invitations – don’t I have a few years before I can/want to take advantage of their benefits?) Didn’t I chuckle at the fact that… Read More
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Holiday Traditions

Posted on December 15, 2004 by Virginia M. Esposito

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. What goes better than turkey and stuffing if not gratitude and generosity? I get… Read More

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