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Drawing on Experience

Posted July 1st, 2010

Ron Brown is Director of Gift Planning at Princeton University. In addition to his work at Princeton, Ron is Research Chair for the American Council on Gift Annuities and recently completed writing a history of gift annuities. Here he shares with Give & Take some of the insights he has gained about the field of …Read More

The Estate Tax Saga Continues

Posted July 1st, 2010

When Congress first acted to lower the estate tax over time through provisions included in the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act (EGTRRA) of 2001, the year 2010 seemed far away—certainly allowing more than enough time for Congress to agree to a long-term estate tax solution that would balance the concerns of various parties. …Read More

Mixed Reports on Giving in 2009

Posted July 1st, 2010

Several recently released reports are shedding light on charitable giving in 2009. A number of these studies are based on surveys of actual gifts to various charitable organizations and institutions, while others use econometric models to estimate giving based on analysis of various sets of data. Because these studies use such different methodologies, as might …Read More

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