Seeding family tradition
Donors and families looking to create, define, sustain, or build upon their family's philanthropic legacy.
Donor legacy statements and ethical wills have joined bylaws, values statements and mission statements as important documents for describing a family’s philanthropic activities and dreams. Join this conversation about these important tools for transmitting personal values and beliefs to future generations, featuring one of the nation's leading experts on ethical wills and two family foundation executives who worked with their respective founders to create powerful - and practical - donor legacy statements.
Jane Leighty Justis is a trustee and the Executive Director of The Leighty Foundation, founded in Waterloo, Iowa by her father in 1985. The mission of the Foundation is to carry on the Leighty family legacy of service and stewardship by leveraging their time and talents, as well as their financial resources primarily in the areas of earth protection, education, and the promotion of philanthropy and volunteer engagement.
Susan Turnbull is the founder and Principal of Personal Legacy Advisors. A professional writer, speaker and workshop facilitator, she is the author of The Wealth of Your Life: A Step-by-Step Guide for Creating Your Ethical Will, co-author of Across Generations: A Five Step Guide for Creating an Expression of Donor Intent and designer of LifeLegacy Cards, prompts for insightful conversation and writing.In her fresh take on the meaning and dimensions of legacy, Susan’s dynamic presentations and engaging materials appeal to audiences of financial, estate planning and philanthropic advisors, as well as their clients and donors.
Susan is a member of the Boston Estate Planning Council, the Purposeful Planning Institute and the Association of Personal Historians. She lives in greater Boston.
Lissa Widoff has been the executive director at the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation since 1999. She was project director of the Maine Community Foundation from 1998-2002, and program director of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation from 1993-1998.
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