When You’re Invited Because Of Your Money… Use Your Money To Lead!

Posted on October 20, 2004 by Ruth Ann Harnisch

When I was invited to join the governing board of a prestigious organization, one of my colleagues offered sincere congratulations, but I could tell she was holding something back. "Are you worried that they asked me because of my money?" I asked. "Yes" she said. "I hope that doesn't hurt your feelings." I laughed "Of course they asked me because of my money. It's one of the most important things I can bring to the table!… Read More

Giving To Children: When Is Too Much Not Enough?

Posted on October 29, 2003 by Bob Kenny

As a parent, I have two fundamental concerns about giving to my adolescent son. First, I worry about not giving him enough and disappointing him. Second, I worry about giving him too much and spoiling him or inhibiting his motivation… Read More

Stewarding the Land

Posted on October 28, 2003 by Bob Ayres

A conservation easement is a legal means of extinguishing development rights on private property in perpetuity. Bob Ayres describes the discussions his family had about creating a conservation easement, using his experience to give tips on working out family land transfers and dealing with the family dynamics issues that will inevitably arise… Read More

Wealth Transfer in an Age of Affluence: an Interview with Paul Schervish

Posted on October 21, 2003 by Paul G. Schervish

Despite recent economic downturn, the next half century will see an unprecedented level of wealth transfer. With so much money being transferred, the affluent need to make wise choices to safeguard both their own happiness and the good of society. They can do so by considering the true needs of others, by using a moral process of decision-making, and by… Read More

Accepting The Gift As Is, A Conversation With Molly Stranahan

Posted on October 21, 2003 by Pamela Gerloff

Receiving money at a young age led me to choose economics as my major, and later, to work in a bank, where I eventually became a trust officer. I wanted to know how money worked. In time, I was allowed to read the trust document for my inheritances, which is when I discovered that there had been misinterpretations of one of the trusts… Read More