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How Will Baby Boomers Boom?

Posted May 1st, 2005

by Robert F. Sharpe, Jr. There has been much speculation about how and when Baby Boomers will embrace philanthropy and whether by their sheer number they can fill the gap that will be left by the extraordinarily generous Greatest Generation. All Boomers have now reached their middle years with the youngest already 40 and the …Read More

Planning Matters

Posted May 1st, 2005

In recent months, various stories in the news have caused many of us to consider our own healthcare wishes and plans. Most persons would agree that it would be prudent to take appropriate steps to make sure that their wishes are known in the event that they are unable to speak for themselves. But there …Read More

The Widows’ Might

Posted May 1st, 2005

In the last few years there have been a number of reports in the press about significant bequests from the estates of widows—most notably the $1.5 billion bequest last year from the estate of Joan Kroc, widow of the founder of McDonald’s. Are such significant gifts from widows just isolated events, or do they represent …Read More

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