Charitable giving is a strong American value. Philanthropy supports virtually every level of public service—health care, education, the arts; this list goes on. Giving during one’s lifetime and through one’s estate plan is a great way to support the values we care most about. But charitable giving isn’t without its critics. Donors’ motives are called into question, as are the tax benefits they receive. Charitable giving tools, particularly donor advised funds, are subject to strong criticism.
This presentation will explore ways to give responsibly while addressing the criticisms aimed at donor advised funds and the tax benefits donors receive for their generosity.