Archive for the ‘Philanthropy/Charitable Giving’ Category

Life Insurance Gifts Restructured

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Life insurance is an effective way to make a significant future donation, but the unfortunate reality is that charitable policies have a high lapse rate.  Thousands of policies have been donated since 1979 when the Canada Revenue Agency allowed premiums to be receipted.  Sadly too few pay out to fund ...

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 ...