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Many people believe in giving back, but under the new tax laws, it may not be as tax advantageous as it used to be. With the steady appreciation in the stock market – the longest bull run in history – some folks have achieved a level of wealth they never imagined. Our Charitable Strategies work is focused on smarter, tax-efficient ways to help people give back a bit of that wealth to various philanthropic causes. But we are often surprised to find even large, well-established, donors who are still not familiar with the benefits of donating appreciated stock and how to use Donor Advised Funds (DAFs).

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Wooing, educating, maintaining annual gifts for Charitable Institutions is “tough business” for the thousands of fund raisers working desperately to meet ever increasing costs. Most annual gifts are the product of endless meetings, dinners, phone calls, tours and creative discussions.Once … Continue reading

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Many wealthy families consider creating Family Foundations (FF) to secure a legacy of giving and to perpetuate philanthropy as a family value. A common question that arises, is whether a Family Foundation is a more appropriate vehicle for multi-generational giving … Continue reading

On a Tuesday around 1pm, you would typically find Sapers & Wallack employees either working diligently at their desks or away at client meetings…but not this day! On October 27th, our whole office could be found at the Cradles to … Continue reading

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Do you typically make charitable gifts at year’s end by writing checks or using a credit card? If so, we would suggest you could increase your giving to be much more tax efficient by creating a donor advised fund (DAF) … Continue reading

Whenever a donor commits to a large gift, whether cash, donation of property, a Charitable Annuity or any other gift of present value, the use of a Wealth Replacement Trust should be discussed. The cash from the tax deduction available … Continue reading