What are donor-advised funds?

Posted on March 12, 2019 by Audrey Jacobs, Elaine Gast Fawcett

Think of a donor-advised fund as a personal philanthropy checking and savings account. An individual donor, couple, or family creates an account (a donor-advised fund) by transferring assets to a sponsor or sponsor organization, such as a community foundation, a religious federation, or a commercial gift fund. … Read More

U.S. Trust Study of the Philanthropic Conversation (US TRUST-TPI, 2018)

Posted on August 30, 2018 by Bank of America Private Bank, The Philanthropic Initiative, US Trust Bank of America Private Wealth Management

Discussions between advisors and high net worth (HNW) clients about philanthropy are on the rise, finds the U.S. Trust Study of the Philanthropic Conversation, as clients report advisors to be a valuable source of information, second only to their spouse or partner. However, the study reveals several disconnects between advisors and their clients. For instance, many advisors underestimate their clients’ desire… Read More