Philanthropy

Giving Wisely to Disaster Relief

February 7, 2013 The last few years seem to have been marked by a series of terrible natural, and man-made, disasters. Each of these disasters has also seen a wonderful outpouring of giving from across the globe. The March 11…

How can I rollover my IRA?

February 6, 2013 When Congress passed legislation to avoid the fiscal cliff earlier this year, they left more than a few taxpayers confused as to what exactly happened.  We won’t attempt to explain it all, but we will try to…

The Family Hand-Up Fund

February 6, 2013 The Community Foundation of NJ, in partnership with Family Services of Morris County (FSMC), created the Family Hand-Up Fund to assist under-served Morris County families during these difficult economic times. Thanks to the generosity of our CFNJ…

100 Women Impacting Hundreds of Others

February 6, 2013 All grant-making organizations must raise funds, manage their boards, evaluate applications, and administer grants. But it is those organizations that make a discernible impact in the community that are the true exemplars. No one knows that better…

What was Mark Zuckerberg Thinking?

January 3, 2013 Mark Zuckerberg’s recent contribution to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation had some people wondering why he chose to make the gift to a community foundation instead of a private foundation.  Why didn’t he just establish the Mark…

Fundholders’ Family Gives Back to the Community

John and Helen Durante established their fund to create opportunities for others to follow their dreams. Their daughter, Barbara Van Slooten, noted that her parents believed in giving back to the community. The son of Italian immigrants, John started a…

Jumping for the Cause Without Being Asked

By JACK SHAKELY. Reprinted from The New York Times, March 18, 2008.One of the first people to call to congratulate you is a guy from college you haven’t seen since graduation. He says that he and somebody named Tom Hamilton…

The Legacy Your Children Deserve

by William T. Knox IV, CFP, CFA, JD, formerly of RegentAtlantic Capital, LLC From the moment our children are born, we must consider and plan for their future without us. As new parents, we are well advised to prepare for…