Archive for the ‘Philanthropy/Charitable Giving’ Category

It’s A Brave and Wired New World

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

I had the pleasure of entering a brand new world located at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, part of Canada’s largest research hospital, University Health Network (UHN). This grouping of researchers are working on developing new treatments, technologies and devices to keep us (seniors or soon to be seniors) living ...

Funded at Death

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

The sudden rise of the Ralph C. Wilson Foundation to the billion dollar club of U.S. private foundations was not unexpected, despite the Foundation's modest history. Wilson, the larger-the-life owner of the Buffalo Bills, died last year at age 95. During his life the foundation had a couple ...

Are 36 Months Enough?

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

With the passage of the new estate donation rules by Parliament on December 16, 2014, the anxiety level in the estate planning community started to rise. The issue generating concern is the 36-month time period after death to distribute "estate donations" to charity, which is also known as the ...