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A Gem of an Idea

Posted November 1st, 2005

J. Tyler (“Ty”) Tippett is Senior Director for Planned Gifts at Shepherd Center in Atlanta. One of the world’s premier catastrophic care facilities, Shepherd Center has an active and loyal constituency. In this month’s gift planner profile, Mr. Tippett shares with Give & Take how one committed volunteer and donor turned a personal loss into …Read More

2005 May Still Be a Year of Opportunity

Posted November 1st, 2005

A record number of Americans have responded to the natural disasters of 2005 with extra-ordinary generosity. And Congress has responded as well. In order to encourage gifts to all charitable organizations this year-end, Congress enacted the Katrina Emergency Tax Relief Act of 2005 (KETRA). This legislation is designed to avoid a repeat of the 2001 …Read More

New Perspective on the Estate Tax Repeal

Posted November 1st, 2005

Ever since Congress first discussed reducing or eliminating the federal estate tax, many have speculated about the impact such action might have on charitable giving through estates. The following chart displays the scheduled elimination of the federal estate tax, which began in 2002 and will continue through 2010 when the tax is scheduled to be …Read More

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