Archive for the ‘Philanthropy/Charitable Giving’ Category

Charitable bequests and stock market turmoil

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Tumbling stock markets always stir up anxieties. This is certainly true for charities that depend on donations, as well as for the donors who give to them. One type of donation that is remarkably unaffected by market roil is the bequest. Canada is experiencing a steady, long-term ...

Man vs. Beast

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

In her will, Ms. Johansen left all her $116,000 estate to the Calgary Humane Society.  Ms. Johansen chose to disinherit her only son who was 51 years old and suffered from Hepatitis C.  The son sought an order that adequate provision be made for his proper maintenance and support from ...