Donor Advised Funds – An Efficient Tool For Charitable Giving

83% of Americans give annually to charity. Charitable giving is clearly an integral part of the culture of successful families in this country. While Americans are generous with their giving, they are often giving inefficiently from a tax perspective. Families could be saving significant dollars by donating securities or assets with long-term appreciation to charity [...]

Make Charitable Giving More Meaningful

Every year billions of dollars are donated to non-profit organizations through charitable giving. In this article we will explore how individuals allocate their gifts and how to make donating or giving to charity more personal and meaningful. When one’s giving is consistent with their core values and beliefs, the relationship with the charity is strengthened [...]

Charitable Giving With Retirement Benefits

Retirement funds and charitable planning may not be two areas most people would naturally think to combine. But in many cases, donating retirement benefits to charity can be an ideal solution, both for the donor and the recipient. The first and best reason to leave retirement benefits to a charity is, as with any philanthropic [...]

History of Charitable Giving

Charitable giving is a time-honored human custom that transcends cultures and time. From the very dawn of civilization, human beings have been drawn to the idea of giving to one another. This has taken on a variety of forms through the ages, but one thing has remained consistent: philanthropy, literally love of man, is something [...]