Archive for the ‘Philanthropy/Charitable Giving’ Category

Deaccessioning Donations of Art

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Deaccession. It’s a word that brings chills to donors and would-be donors of art to public galleries.   The ingratitude.   The betrayal.  How can they sell my gift, my art?!  To deaccession is, in conventional curatorial thinking, to break trust with donors.  It chases them away. In the spirit of pragmatism, most ...

Legacy Alive: G.U. Pope in Tamil Nadu

Monday, July 11th, 2016

As a philanthropic advisor, I constantly discuss legacy with clients.   Beyond a gift by will, a legacy transmits values, acts, and funds in a way that makes the world a bit better place.   Quite unexpectedly, I recently found out my great-great grandfather, George Uglow Pope, left what I can only ...