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Celebrating Your Family's Greatest Gifts in Life for 20 Years
National Center for Family Philanthropy
Jennifer Mizrahi shares how her family's philanthropy has evolved since they experienced a stunning moment of surprise in their own giving journey. Hear more about how this family's foundation makes
Giving Across Generations: How to Engage Multiple Generations in Family Philanthropy
Many families talk about their desire to engage the next generation in family philanthropy and struggle with determining the right time to involve the next generation and how best to prepare them for
Family Culture: Creating a Resilient Family Tree
National Center for Family Philanthropy
Family connectedness, not money, has the greatest influence on multi-generational family continuity. But when many think about legacy, it’s often in the context of multi-generational financial
Successful Generations Podcast: Engaging Your Family in Family Philanthropy
National Center for Family Philanthropy
The question Virginia “Ginny” Esposito, Founder of the National Center for Family Philanthropy, gets asked the most, is “How can I engage my family in philanthropy?” In this
Tandem Use of Private Foundations and Donor Advised Funds
Hemenway & Barnes
Much has been written comparing the administrative, financial, and programmatic criteria of private foundations and donor advised funds. It is often presented as an “either/or” choice. It
Tax Reform and Philanthropy: Exploring Why and How You Give
Hawthorn, PNC Center for Financial Insight
For the majority of Americans, the tax overhaul has altered or reduced many of the financial incentives for making charitable donations. But charitable giving is rarely driven solely by the desire to
Private Family Foundations Annual Governance Checklist
Hawthorn, PNC Center for Financial Insight
The fun and rewarding activities of a family foundation center around determining the causes and organizations the foundation will support. While working together to make a difference, it is
Cyber Loss Mitigation for Directors
Dan A. Bailey, Esq., Bailey Cavalieri and Chubb Personal Risk Services
Cyber risk has become a major potential loss exposure for almost any company. As with any other exposure, directors should confirm that reasonable steps are taken to identify, mitigate, respond to,
Donor Advised Funds and Private Foundations: A Comparison of Key Features
Hawthorn, PNC Center for Financial Insight
Two common charitable giving vehicles are donor advised funds (DAFs) and private foundations. A DAF is an account housed in and governed by a public charity. A private foundation is a standalone
Thrive at Five: The Secrets of Long-Term Family Philanthropy
National Center for Family Philanthropy
If you are a newer family foundation with one or two generations on the board, five generations may seem like a long time away. Yet in family philanthropy, quite a few foundations have been operating