Philanthropy’s Role in Developing Responsible Adults

Posted on October 10, 2011 by Allison Sole, Sam Davis III

Families of wealth face unique challenges. In most cases, children cannot avoid being set apart because of the communities in which they live, the kinds of cars they drive, the vacations they take, and the affluent friends whose company they keep. They can afford to attend elite private schools and receive the support of coaches and tutors. The extent of… Read More

Shaping a Legacy Plan and Working with Your Advisors to Achieve It

Posted on May 15, 2008 by Tracy Gary

Families who think thoughtfully about what they want to achieve with their wealth - either through their foundation, their personal giving or both - and who communicate that clearly to their advisors, will have more success in seeing their legacy fulfilled. Unless you develop a plan and share your vision, your financial advisors may advise you to follow a conservative giving plan that doesn't take into account your capacity to give or desire to go beyond just preserving wealth… Read More

What Donors Want

Posted on February 8, 2007 by Deanne Stone, Jan McElwee, Shirley Fredricks

With the creation of new family foundations, donor-advised funds, and supporting organizations still flourishing, many advisors to today’s donors (and often donors themselves) wonder, ‘What kind of information/ assistance/ inspiration/ support do new founding donors want these days?’ Advisors benefit from knowing what the concerns of new donors are, and new donors benefit from understanding what other donors are seeking… Read More