The Prudent Philanthropist

The Prudent Philanthropist

For “merely affluent” families, the how and when of making significant gifts


In 2010, Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates made news with The Giving Pledge, an effort to encourage the very wealthy to commit a minimum of 50 percent of their wealth to charity. The challenge has certainly resonated with the ultra-wealthy; over 80 of America’s richest families have publicly made the pledge. The effort has also creat

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