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The Perpetual Debate over Endowments

  Charitable endowments are having a challenging moment.  Despite the historical success of this medieval European charitable fund structure, the accumulation of capital for public benefit has always faced controversy.  Endowments, which focus on long-term public benefit, have a built-in tension between capital and annual spending.  Does the capital exist…

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An Estate Donation of a Company  

On Giving Tuesday last month, The Winnipeg Foundation announced a $500 million estate donation from a local donor, Miriam Bergen.  The donation is of two companies.  Appleton Holdings Ltd., which owns Edison Properties, which in turn holds 27 rental apartment and commercial buildings in Winnipeg. The donor’s wished that her…

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