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Strategic Charity


Thinking through charitable giving as a strategic goal is possible, yet often poorly done. End of year charitable giving is a traditional pastime. Many take the rest of their charity budget and spread it around those they can connect to in some way.  Not… Continue Reading “Strategic Charity”

The Season For Giving


Hanukkah, Eid ul Adha, Yule, Rohatsu, Kwanzaa and other beliefs systems  have a celebratory season that more or less coincides with Christmas.  No matter your faith, for many, this is a time to consider the giving of gifts,  charity and charitable works. Why should… Continue Reading “The Season For Giving”

Big Time Charity


There is recently an interest in large scale philanthropy.  The charge is being led by The Gates family, Warren Buffet and many others.  It may have begun in 1997 with Ted Turner’s billion dollar pledge to the UN. The December 2 issue of Forbes… Continue Reading “Big Time Charity”

On Giving Back


Margaret and I watched the HBO movie “Ethel” recently. Ethel is Robert Kennedy’s widow and she is quite a remarkable woman. I found the documentary both interesting and incomplete. There is a lot more to the Kennedys that could have been dealt with. Nonetheless,… Continue Reading “On Giving Back”

Charity or Philanthropy


Charity is an event.  Philanthropy is a process.  Why choose philanthropy? The research indicates that families that practice philanthropy tend to be more successful.  I don’t know why exactly, but I can speculate that families that practice philanthropy are less self-absorbed and that may… Continue Reading “Charity or Philanthropy”

How To Give Away The Taxes Your Estate Owes


If you intend to benefit a favored charity upon your death, life insurance is a fertile area for research. If you have liquid assets set aside to meet estate obligations and are in good health, you might find this example interesting. If you are… Continue Reading “How To Give Away The Taxes Your Estate Owes”

‘Tis the Season


Most people know the story of the Good Samaritan.  He helped an injured person of another faith and gained no personal advantage from doing it.  That is important, but what is also important is that the Good Samaritan had money.  He paid the innkeeper… Continue Reading “‘Tis the Season”

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