Discussions of Planned Giving can sometimes sound as sterile as a sit-down with your tax advisor or as agonizing as your third root canal – but it really shouldn’t be that way!
When you think deeply about Planned Giving, you’re actually crafting personal answers to the biggest of questions:
“What legacy do I want to leave the world?”
“How can …read more »
In our Client Stories series, we share how real DonorsTrust clients use their donor-advised funds in different ways to achieve their charitable goals both in life and after. This month we feature one such couple who has set up their fund as a bequest account using it to steward their charitable legacy. You can read last month’s feature here. …read more »
The end of the year isn’t the only time to make charitable gifts. In fact, it could be the worst time given that everyone else does it.
Still, whether because of bonuses, holiday cheer, or the intense marketing efforts of charities after Thanksgiving, a preponderance of folks cluster their giving as the year winds down.
Let’s embrace that. And since …read more »
If you read the popular press, you’ve probably read or seen headlines about the “bunching” strategy. This strategy has become increasingly popular as people adjust to the new standard deduction, which was doubled for tax years beginning with 2018. It’s a strategy that might be of particular interest if you are charitable and seek income tax minimization (don’t we all).…read more »
This is a continuation of the Client Stories series where we interview real DonorsTrust clients to hear about how they think through their philanthropy and how a donor-advised fund helps them achieve their charitable goals. You can read last month’s article here.
Michael Maibach has been with DonorsTrust from our earliest days. As you’ll discover in this interview, his …read more »
Parenting is full of challenges. It’s a constant push and pull. I’ve recently discovered that, at least with gardening and charitable giving, a mom’s push is the right way to go.
A big concern is how to instill in our children a sincere sense of gratitude. But I’ll begin with a story about an immediate challenge I recently had – …read more »
…The way is clear,
The light is good,
I have no fear,
No, no one should.
The woods are just trees,
The trees are just wood.
No need to be afraid there…
Stephen Sondheim’s iconic “Into the Woods” is the stuff of Broadway legend. And with good reason. Its lyrical genius originates from revealing the dark side of popular fairy …read more »
Our Client Stories series continues with Bill and Sarah Walton. In a recent interview, they shared how having a donor-advised account with DonorsTrust allows them to support the causes within the community of liberty that they care about. You can read last month’s installment featuring Sue Scharf here.
Bill and Sarah Walton have been with DonorsTrust since 2014. Bill …read more »
Church-goers often have strong feelings about the concept of
Youth Sunday. Those in the congregation feel a sense of either excitement or
trepidation when they arrive at church to discover the youth of the church will
lead the service.
We recently held our Youth Sunday.
Put me solidly in the “trepidation” camp. As a Presbyterian
(see also “Frozen Chosen”), I …read more »
There is talk these days about tribalism and its negative
impact on society. The discussion occurs more frequently within the context of
the public square, specifically the perceived deleterious effect on the “public
Certainly, we all could use a reminder that the most important part of “civil society” is being civil.
That being said, humans are complex. We …read more »