Author Archives: Peter Lipsett

Peter Lipsett

About Peter Lipsett

Peter Lipsett is vice president at DonorsTrust. He also leads DonorsTrust’s Novus Society, a network of donors under 40 committed to growing their philanthropic know-how. He has a dual degree in political science and theater from Davidson College and finally got a practical credential with an MBA from George Mason University.
Lawson’s Ricochet Interview Highlights Thoughtful Giving

Lawson’s Ricochet Interview Highlights Thoughtful Giving

With the election over and the GOP running the tables in so many ways, should conservative donors “just relax and go home now?”

Peter Robinson, a Hoover scholar and co-host of the Ricochet Podcast, posed this question to DonorsTrust President, Lawson Bader, in a special interview that’s soon to be available on the Ricochet network.

Lawson noted that it, …

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Charity Beyond 2016: Will a New President Change Giving?

Charity Beyond 2016: Will a New President Change Giving?

The three presidential debates this year featured plenty of discussion about charitable activities (or, more accurately, the questions surrounding those activities). Absent, however, was any discussion of how charitable donors across the country will fare should either candidate win and manage to pass his or her respective tax policies.

Carol Kroch, managing director of wealth and philanthropic planning at Wilmington …

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Celebrating Constitution Day with Hillsdale

Celebrating Constitution Day with Hillsdale

September 17th is one of the most important days of the year. Unfortunately, it’s not always marked in the calendar. It’s the date in 1787, when 39 delegates completed their work in Philadelphia and signed the U.S. Constitution.

In honor of Constitution Day, Hillsdale College hosted a two-day celebration in Washington, DC. Thought leaders and donors from all over the …

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DonorsTrust Bequest Accounts: A How-To Guide

DonorsTrust Bequest Accounts: A How-To Guide

Donor-advised funds offer an excellent means to handle your annual giving. However, a donor-advised account is also a helpful, secure way to handle your charitable legacy after your death. At DonorsTrust, we offer a special type of donor-advised account called a Bequest Account that is established upon death that serves to protect and preserve your legacy in line with your …

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Planned Giving with a Donor-Advised Fund

Planned Giving with a Donor-Advised Fund

Allan* found professional success in real estate. He credited that success to many factors, but always appreciated the free-market system that gave him the opportunity to flourish. In return he promoted those ideals through his charitable giving. He had a special place in his philanthropy for organizations cultivating the values of liberty and free enterprise for future generations.

Several years …

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Frequently Asked Questions from Freedom Fest

Frequently Asked Questions from Freedom Fest

Last week, several of us from DonorsTrust attended Freedom Fest, the annual gathering in Las Vegas of libertarian and conservative thinkers, activists, leaders, and donors. At our booth, we had terrific conversations with conference participants. These folks asked wide-ranging questions. I thought it might be useful to compile the most common of them, along with the same answers we gave …

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We Need Community To Make The World Better

We Need Community To Make The World Better

People crave community.

We instinctively put labels on ourselves to show our inclusion in certain groups. We put labels on others, in part, to highlight our differences. While “tribalism” can be counterproductive, this division into smaller groups often offers us connection and enables each of us to be ourselves. Shriners in small cars and Green Bay Packer fans donning cheese …

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