Tell Family Stories This Holiday Season

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The act of storytelling and story keeping is an important piece of understanding and knowing ourselves and others around us. The stories we tell and the stories we hear transcend generations and shape who we are today. Many of our formative memories often involve the holiday season. Why? Families are often focused on creating special memories and traditions, and for …

Involving the Next Generation in Your Philanthropic Efforts: Passing Along Charitable Values for Generations to Come

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Passing along charitable values can seem like a daunting task while balancing everything else. Senior Philanthropic Advisors Gwen Wurst and Whitney Hosty share ways you can involve others in your philanthropic journey. As parents, sisters and aunts themselves, they know first-hand easy ways to get started. Gwen and Whitney chat through: Small everyday acts that spread generosity Easy ways to …

Granting Beyond Your Lifetime: How Successor Advisors Support Your Philanthropic Legacy

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Creating a charitable legacy is essential for philanthropists. How do you ensure your charitable intent is passed along beyond your lifetime? When using a donor-advised fund, one way to pass along your charitable intent is to name successor advisors to advise your fund when you are no longer able to do so. In this clip, Senior Philanthropic Advisors Whitney Hosty …

Your FAQs About Successor Advisors

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Successor advisors are important in continuing your charitable legacy beyond your lifetime. Whitney Hosty, Senior Philanthropic Advisor, answers your questions about the role of successor advisors. Q: What is a successor advisor? A: Successor advisors are the individuals from whom our staff will take direction about your charitable fund when you are no longer able to do so, particularly regarding …

Setting Your Philanthropic Intentions for 2022

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A new year offers a moment to consider the past and dream of the future. What are you dreaming about and how might your philanthropy change in 2022? You might consider the following questions when setting your philanthropic intentions for 2022: What excites and inspires you? What are the missions and organizations that align most closely with the values most …

Mother and kids enjoying sunset in mountains.

How to Give Back as a Family: A Conversation with Senior Philanthropic Advisors Gwen Wurst and Whitney Hosty

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In part two of a two-part series on year-end giving on the Grow Your Giving podcast, Senior Philanthropic Advisors Gwen Wurst and Whitney Hosty share some tips for families on how to incorporate charitable giving into their holiday plans in a year unlike any other. In part one of the series, Vice President and Corporate Counsel Corey Ziegler shared five …

How Much Should We Give?

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How much should we give? For some, that question is a moral dilemma. For others, it’s a budget consideration or a strategic decision, or perhaps all three. Regardless of the frame, it’s a question that individual donors and private foundation trustees face every year – how much will they allocate for charitable contributions? Multiple studies, including the National Center for …

Carrying Out Your Charitable Legacy

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Have you thought about what will happen to your charitable fund after your lifetime? For over 40 years, we have worked with donors and their families to carefully develop charitable plans for both during and after their lifetimes. Our team of philanthropic advisors can help you determine the best option and document your plans. We offer a variety of options …

Multigenerational Families Encourage Philanthropy,
According to Study

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Charitable families and industry leaders from across the U.S. gathered in Chicago earlier this month to discuss the current philanthropic landscape at the National Forum on Family Philanthropy. Sessions included topics on honoring family legacy, succession planning, racial equity, impact investing, and more. The conference also coincided with the release of the National Center for Family Philanthropy’s second family philanthropy …

A Legacy of Giving Time, Talent and Treasure

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Greater Kansas City Community Foundation donors Carol and Tom Barnett both grew up with parents who instilled in them the golden rule: treat everyone the way you want to be treated. Raised to never place judgment on others and always lend a helping hand, Carol and Tom were both taught to help others whenever possible, even when that meant they …