Philanthropy 101 with special guest Lisa Sands

Over the past few months, I noticed myself having the same conversation over and over with clients - they wanted to include a charitable donation as part of their estate planning, but had no idea how to choose a charity or where to start.  I realized that people are generally a bit curious about what it means to be a "philanthropist".  Sure, there are tax benefits to making a charitable donation, but there are many other reasons why a person might decide to donate to a charitable organization. 

This episode is the first in a 2-part series on "philanthropy".  In this episode, I chat with special guest, Lisa Sands (Chief Development Officer, RUH Foundation) about: (1) Top things to keep in mind when trying to decide on a charitable gift (10:45); (2) the process for charitable giving - what it can look like to donate in life or as part of your estate planning (22:40); and (3) the Women Leading Philanthropy group (31:01).

Stay tuned for the next episode, where I will dive into the tax benefits of philanthropic giving, and also discuss some of the planning opportunities available.

P.S. In this episode, I am debuting some new music created by my husband to kick off Season 3!  He calls this beat, "Tropical Tax Chick"... can't you just taste the pina coladas?!?

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