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Back to Basics: Charitable Gift Annuities

Posted December 1st, 2003

The charitable gift annuity has become an increasingly popular tool for charitable giving. A gift annuity is a simple contract that allows a donor to make a substantial gift to your charitable organization while receiving regular, fixed payments for the rest of his or her life and/or the life of a loved one. Charitable gift …Read More

Planning Matters

Posted December 1st, 2003

Modern communications technology offers a tremendously powerful way to communicate gift planning concepts to prospective donors. But it is also a growing curse for individuals. As in the business world, some development staffers successfully employ broadcast e-mail and telemarketing in the service of the causes and institutions in which they deeply believe, but others succeed …Read More

The Sharpe Group: The Past Forty Years

Posted December 1st, 2003

As 2003 draws to a close, Robert F. Sharpe and Company is concluding its fortieth year and entering its fifth decade of service to America’s philanthropic community. In 1963, when Robert F. Sharpe, Sr., established the company, many of today’s well-known industry associations, such as the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the …Read More

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