The Next Wave of Giving By Laura A. Roser  “Every donor can make a difference. But every generation needs a group of people willing to envision a sea change. And when they step up with the courage to see into the future and picture something better for their children and neighbors—their impact touches everyone.” For…

By Greg Doepke You have come to that point in your life when you realize that giving to others or to a cause greater than yourself is becoming more important and meaningful to you. You realize that your giving will bring meaning and purpose to your life, and it will make you happier. And you…

By Brad Gornto, Esq., LL.M Those who give to charity on a recurring annual basis are, simply put, a very special group of people. For them, giving $5,000, $10,000, $20,000 or more on an annual basis is just an extension of who they are as a human being. Giving on a recurring basis is part…

By Laura A. Roser SAY San Diego CEO Nancy Gannon Hornberger has spent her career providing support to families of struggling children and to youth directly. “Growing up, my youngest brother was a child with lots of energy and emotion and creativity, and it was very hard for his teachers to entice him into conforming…

By Michael M. Sonduck When I was growing up in suburban Chicago, my parents were active in our congregation and in our town. Dad, a small business owner, was president of the congregation. Our stay-at-home Mom helped establish one of the first juvenile justice programs in the county courts (a precursor of today’s child advocacy…

By Susan L. Axelrod, CCP “What will your legacy be?” I have been asking people this question for 15 years. Mostly, the response is a head tilt and a curious look. Few people find their deep inner passion, and most people have not taken the time to contemplate the legacy they will leave behind. Why…

By Bill High There are some days you never forget. I was just barely 12 years old the day of my father’s funeral. He was in the military, so his funeral took place at the Leavenworth National Cemetery. It was the only one we could afford. As part of the ceremony, they included a 21-gun salute….

By Eric Dunavant It’s hard to believe how fast time flies. This year will mark my 20th year in the financial/legacy business, but many days it feels like it was just yesterday that I started. That’s the funny thing about life. Speak to anyone who is older, and they will always tell you life goes much…

By Mission Driven Finance Grow Your Bank Account While Changing the World Traditional thinking has historically divided money — and how to leave a legacy — into two distinct buckets: either making investments to generate profits, or making grants and donations to create social and environmental change. But people are realizing these buckets don’t need to…

By William Jenkins For this issue of Legacy Arts, we want to feature some of those who have taken The Giving Pledge. Each of the following excerpts is taken from their actual letters accepting the pledge. Be inspired to give! Read more at givingpledge.org. Sara Blakely’s Giving Pledge Since I was a little girl I…

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