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100 Years and Counting: America’s Oldest Old

Posted August 1st, 2013

A recent special report by the U.S. Census Bureau paints a portrait of the oldest Americans. Centenarians (people 100 years or older) share a different demographic profile than the rest of the senior population. Between 1980 and 2010, their numbers grew at a rate almost twice as fast as the general population, from 32,194 to 53,364. This growth represented a 65.8 percent …Read More

Gift Planner Starts Planned Giving Program From Scratch

Posted August 1st, 2013

  Jerry Dudek is vice president for development at Western Golf Association-Evans Scholars Foundation, located in Golf, Ill. Unique in its mission, the Western Golf Association each year awards over 230 highly competitive college scholarships to high school seniors who have at least two years of caddying experience. Here Mr. Dudek shares with Give & Take the long history of the Evans …Read More

Encouraging Planned Gifts Through Targeted Websites

Posted August 1st, 2013

As donors become increasingly comfortable with a variety of new communication technologies, it has never been more important for an organization to maintain an efficient and readily accessible online presence. Online services designed to facilitate more effective planning of charitable gifts are one of the many tools that development professionals now have at their disposal to provide donors with resources that …Read More

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