Top Charitable Gifts of 2015

As we close out our focus on charitable giving and philanthropy and welcome a new year, we thought it fitting to highlight the largest charitable gifts of 2015, and the people who made them. Note the top person on the list is the late Texas businessman John Santikos,...

Donor Advised Funds

Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) are one of today’s most attractive charitable giving tools.  DAFs allow donors to earmark money for charity, receive a tax benefit in the year of the donation, and decide later which nonprofits will receive grants. The numbers are...

Year-End Charitable Giving

Many of our clients and friends are considering charitable giving as year-end approaches.  If this is you, you might want to consider giving appreciated securities, rather than cash.  As this article explains, giving appreciated securities is usually a much more tax...

‘Tis the Season

For the month of December, our posts will highlight charitable giving and philanthropy. We start today, on Tuesday, December 1, by celebrating #GivingTuesday.   What is #GivingTuesday?  Simply put, it’s a global day dedicated to giving back, fueled by the power...