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Where Will Your Philanthropy Be In 2017?

September 22nd, 2012

Where Will Your Philanthropy Be In 2017? By Margaret May Damen, CFP, CLU, ChFC NABBW’s Philanthropy Expert “The difference between who you are now and who you are five years from now comes down to the people you meet and the books you read.” – Anonymous  Read More

Trust, Transparency Critical in Philanthropic Quest

June 6th, 2012

Trust, Transparency Critical in Philanthropic Quest By Margaret May Damen, CFP, CLU, ChFC NABBW’s Philanthropy Expert  Read More

The Energy of Philanthropy

April 26th, 2012

The Energy of Philanthropy By Margaret May Damen, CFP, CLU, ChFC NABBW’s Philanthropy Expert  Read More

A True Philanthropic Holiday Season

December 8th, 2011

A True Philanthropic Holiday Season By Margaret May Damen, CFP, CLU, ChFC NABBW’s Philanthropy Expert  Read More

Philanthropic Therapy: Can Meaning and Money Mix?

November 18th, 2011

Philanthropic Therapy: Can Meaning and Money Mix? By Margaret May Damen, CFP, CLU, ChFC NABBW’s Philanthropy Expert  Read More

The Virtues of Passion in Changing Times

September 12th, 2011

The Virtues of Passion in Changing Times By Margaret May Damen, CFP, CLU, ChFC NABBW’s Philanthropy Expert  Read More

What is Your Philanthropic Footprint?

January 24th, 2011

What is your Philanthropic Footprint? By Margaret May Damen, CFP, CLU, ChFC NABBW’s Philanthropy Expert  Read More

This year is the bicentennial celebration of Margaret Fuller

August 22nd, 2010

This year is the bicentennial celebration of Margaret Fuller’s birth, an extraordinary woman, (1810-1950) with a global vision of equality and human rights; a guiding light for a generation of women eager to make a difference and leave a legacy. Among her many accomplishments, she was the first woman journalist on Horace Greeley’s New York Daily Tribune and the first editor of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Transcendentalist journal, The Dial. In the side pocket of my purse I carry a rather tattered slip of paper on which several years ago, I wrote one of her sayings, “The especial... Read More

The Philanthropic Muse

June 25th, 2010

In the current issues of Fortune Magazine billionaires Warren Buffest, Bill Gales, and Melinda Gates ask the nation’s billionaires to pledge to give at least half their net worth to charity, in their lifetimes or at death. Such a noble idea could just be the catalyst to reverse decades of “the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer,” to paraphrase a familiar tune. Individual, corporate and foundation giving to charity in 2008, according to Giving USA, which tracks all contributions, was in the neighborhood of $307.65 billion dollars While many may consider this to be a handsome... Read More