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25 Jul 2013 | ArticleIn today's challenging fundraising environment many community foundations and other nonprofit organizations strive to work with attorneys, accountants, and wealth advisors with the hope... Read more »
27 Jun 2013 | Group NewsDid you know the Planned Giving Design Center offers a customized, branded version of PGDC.com that helps charitable organizations educate and reach out to professional advisors in their communities... Read more »
6 Mar 2014| Orange County Community FoundationPrograms to provide a safety net for Orange County's most vulnerable residents, offer health and wellness services to children and families, and support the educational needs of local students... Read more »
6 Mar 2014| Minnesota Philanthropy PartnersThe Facing Race Ambassador Awards celebrate and honor individuals and organizations working to create a racially equitable community. By highlighting the valuable work of award recipients and... Read more »
6 Mar 2014| Greater Worcester Community FoundationGreater Worcester GIVES is a community-wide online giving challenge hosted by Greater Worcester Community Foundation which seeks to inspire as many people as possible to support local nonprofit... Read more »
Kelly submitted legislative testimony in support of two Senate bills that together will create in statute the Office of Early Childhood. Read more »
Several new members have been named to the Professional Advisory Committee at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, the community foundation serving Greater Hartford. Read more »
6 Mar 2014| Greater Milwaukee FoundationOn March 13, members of the community will come together again to raise funds for 20 nonprofits participating in the Greater Milwaukee Foundation's third Match Day. The event is the only of its kind... Read more »
6 Mar 2014| Community Foundations of the Hudson ValleyThe Winter 2014 Newsletter is now available. Read more »
6 Mar 2014| LDS PhilanthropiesPathway's 100th domestic site will open in Rexburg this April. Read more »
6 Mar 2014| Brigham Young UniversityBrigham Young University scientists recently stumbled onto a potential tumor suppressor with an especially ominous name: Programmed Cell Death Protein 5 (aka PDCD5). What they found opens a new... Read more »
The law's good faith principle has traditionally regulated legal relationships, such as the contractual relationship. Equity's more intense fiduciary principle has generally regulated equitable...
Charitable remainder trusts are back! This according to attorney and PGDC contributing author David Wheeler Newman of Mitchell, Silverberg & Knupp, LLP. Read on to see why CRTs are enjoying...
"Transforming Philanthropy Through Collaboration" is Theme for 2013 Advisors in Philanthropy ConferenceThis may be one of the few times that what happens in Vegas will not stay in Vegas. From April 24, 2013 to April 26, 2013, one of the most inspiring philanthropic conferences will take place at...
Professor Brian Tamanaha's new book, Failing Law Schools, does a good job of explaining why borrowing to obtain a lower tier law school education has become a bad deal for all too many, but...
Unless the fiduciary issues and the representation issues in a trust dispute are properly sorted out in advance, there is a very real risk that an ill-considered rush to mediate or arbitrate will...
The Interest on Lawyers Trust Account Scheme (IOLTA): Could the medical profession get away with fleecing patients this way?It is coming on a decade since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the IOLTA scheme constitutes a collective taking by the state of the property of clients. Still the scheme continues. Nothing has...
Next year, 2013, marks the 20th anniversary of the judicial/political resolution of the final controversy over the administration and disposition of a certain Massachusetts-sited trust established...
Could the Myriad Codifications of Aspects of the Law of Trusts Culminating with the Uniform Trust Code (2000) Be Doing More Harm than Good?Though the trust is a judge-made creature of equity, the last eighty years have seen numerous rounds of uniform legislation codifying various aspects of the law of trusts, beginning with the Uniform...
Since the 1960s, the trust has been under attack on two fronts in the American law school. First, the traditional Trusts course has been down-graded to elective status, a misguided curricular “...
Charles E. Rounds Jr, Fiduciary Consultant | Article | 2 commentsLaw Schools No Longer Adequately Equip Their Students To Think Like Lawyers: The Unintended Consequences of Decontextualizing ContractsThe process of paralegalizing the American legal academy is now complete. It was inevitable. A course in Contracts does not a complete lawyer make. The curricular marginalization of two of the other...
Advisors who don't provide philanthropic advice are missing a big opportunity. Here are the top ten things to consider in the philanthropic planning process.
For high-net-worth individuals with substantial charitable commitments, managing their giving is a key part of their financial strategy. Betsy Brill, president of Strategic Philanthropy,...