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Gift Planner Remains Optimistic About Giving

Posted April 1st, 2009

This month Give & Take talks with Chris Broughton-Spruill, president of Children’s Hospital Foundation in Richmond, Virginia. A development officer with over 30 years of experience, Mrs. Broughton-Spruill discusses the challenges and rewards of creating a development program from the ground up, as well as fund raising during tough economic times. G&T: Tell me a …Read More

Tax Benefits Can Begin at Home

Posted April 1st, 2009

With all the talk about how lower discount rates encourage the creation of charitable lead trusts and create more demand for gift annuities among donors have seen their incomes shrink, many have overlooked another gift opportunity that presents itself in times of lower interest rates. Gifts of remainder interests in homes can be especially attractive …Read More

New Study Reveals How Wealthy Are Giving

Posted April 1st, 2009

Bank of America and the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University recently released The 2008 Bank of America Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy. The study, similar to one published in 2006 by the same sources, was based on survey responses from 700 affluent households that either earned $200,000 or more annually or had assets …Read More

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