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The Best Gifts for Today’s Environment

Posted June 1st, 2009

The current recession has brought with it increased unemployment and job fears; reduced dividends, interest and other earnings; and lower real estate and investment values. Many have seen their ability to make larger outright gifts decline in step with the market. Nonetheless, the field of philanthropy remains resilient and history reveals that Americans’ desire to …Read More

The Truth About Charitable Estates

Posted June 1st, 2009

In recent years, there has been a growing interest in the role of charitable bequests in the overall fund-raising mix, and rightly so. Charitable bequests provide more philanthropic support than many suspect. In fact, more donated funds each year come from bequests by individuals than from gifts by corporations, and bequests have accounted for 20% …Read More

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