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A Letter to Seniors (and will be seniors): Planning for Your Future in Philanthropy

Posted on September 13, 2011 by Alice Buhl

Their stories are fascinating reminders of the many philanthropic paths available, whatever your age. Their stories fall into four categories of approaches to how they planned their own as well as their family’s philanthropic futures: senior generation members who chose to stay actively involved in leading the family’s foundation. seniors who passed on leadership but stayed active in the foundation… Read More

Emeritus Board Members: Curse or Blessing?

Posted on August 24, 2010 by Alice Buhl

Mom and Dad are aging but we want to keep them involved.  Aunt Sally has been running the foundation forever but the other board members feel it is time for someone else to take over.  Uncle John is beginning to get confused.  The three sisters in the second generation have been controlling things for years but the next generation wants… Read More

Passing the Baton: Generations Sharing Leadership

Posted on July 10, 2008 by Alice Buhl

Today's family foundation field has many well-prepared next generation members and a whole generation of longer living, active senior members. And while the field has been resourceful in promoting next-generation involvement, it has done little to address succession issues for the senior generation or to consider options for shared, multi-generational leadership… Read More

Ethical Wills: Passing on a Philanthropic Legacy

Posted on October 20, 2005 by Susan Turnbull

An Ethical Will is a beautiful, sensible and compelling document, which provides the means to answer the question, ‘What do I want my loved ones to know?’ Legal and financial documents address only, ‘What do I want my loved ones to have?’ Yet our lives and legacies are so much richer than simply our monetary assets. This session with an… Read More

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