Mentorships are valuable relationships at any age or walk of life. As you begin your career, you may wonder what mentorships are, how they work and where you should look to find a mentor. Mentorships shouldn’t be shrouded in mystery, but there isn’t one accepted guidebook for them either.
John P.C. Duncan, Partner – Kozusko Harris DuncanRichard Johnson, Partner – Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLPJohn Seckman, President – Shoebox Private Trust Company
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
The Beneficiaries Relations Committee (BRC) is the “it” name for the committee person or persons determining trust distributions to the beneficiaries. The BRC, however, is not just making trust distributions; there's more to it.
Surdna Foundation and Center for Effective Philanthropy
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
When John E. Andrus established the Surdna Foundation in 1917, he probably did not imagine the ways in which his descendants would engage with one another as leaders and stewards to steer the foundation’s efforts to foster sustainable communities guided by principles of social justice.
As individuals progress in their careers, success becomes tied more to their ability to collaborate, engage, and mobilize others than on the individual skills and abilities that may have fueled early-career advancement.
If you are wondering how it is possible that everyone in your family is offering an excuse for missing the family meeting date, then it is time for some new ideas or approaches to turn these meetings into events that no one wants to miss. How?
Many children of philanthropic families are raised in a consumerism culture, surrounded by affluence. Exposing them to the needs of the world can enhance their empathy for others and reduce judgment. It is also an excellent way of demonstrating family values and attaching meaning to money.
Pat Armstrong, Arne Boudewyn, and Jill Shipley, Abbot Downing
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
One of the most common concerns families have revolves around how to share wealth with family members without encouraging entitlement. With forethought and care, giving well and wisely can bring families together and strengthen the bonds between generations.