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Commitment to Education Drives Gifts

Posted August 1st, 2007

Suppose a donor walks into your office and says, “I would like to give you a used car.” While this may not provoke much excitement for some gift planners, what if the donor then tells you the car is a 1950 Ferrari with a Zagato body style, one of only nine ever made of its …Read More

Avoiding ‘Bad Heir’ Day

Posted August 1st, 2007

In recent months, there has been no shortage of publicity surrounding the irresponsible behavior of wealthy young persons, some of whom have inherited their assets and others who are earning monumental sums on their own. Some have even gone so far as to point to these “bad heirs” as prime examples of why heavy estate …Read More

Can You Afford These Gifts?

Posted August 1st, 2007

Some years ago when I was the brand new executive director of a local chapter of a national charity, I decided to accept a gift of a used station wagon. Although I would have to pick the car up from a town 80 miles away and then drive it to a local car dealer, I …Read More

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