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Acknowledging Donors–Part II

Posted December 1st, 1998

Part II of our discussion with two development professionals about the significance of thanking donors. In last month’s Give & Take, we featured an interview with two development professionals about acknowledgment systems and the importance of thanking the people who give to nonprofit organizations. This month we continue our in-depth discussion with Tom Cullinan, executive …Read More

In The News…

Posted December 1st, 1998

Opera Lover gives $25 million to the Met Alberto Vilar, Cuban born founder and president of the billion-dollar Amerindo Investment Advisors, donated $25 million to New York’s Metropolitan Opera– $20 million as an outright gift and $5 million as a challenge gift. A passionate fan of the opera (he proudly attends over 100 operas each …Read More

Newsletter Mailing Results in $300,000 Gift Annuity

Posted December 1st, 1998

In 1994, Jerry Gaughan became the first development director at the Capuchin Franciscan Friars in Pittsburgh. Since then, he has been busy building their donor base and establishing a formal development program. “I knew that the Capuchins had provided a great deal of service in the area and that if we asked for help, people …Read More

Down to the Wire: Timely Ideas for Stock Gifts

Posted December 1st, 1998

Despite the volatility in the stock market since July–and perhaps, in part, because of these ups and downs–this year may shape up to be a banner year for gifts of stocks and other appreciated securities. As in years past, many of these gifts will be received in the closing weeks, days, or even hours of …Read More

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