Invest in Charity: A Donor's Guide to Charitable Giving

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A Complete Guide to Personal Philanthropy

Are you one of the newly wealthy with an interest in "giving back" . . . an heir to money you'd like to share with a favorite cause . . . or simply someone who would like to do good in your community? There are more opportunities than ever for people of every financial station to make a difference through charitable giving. But how do you choose among the many options available, and how do you know which type of gift is best for you?

Invest in Charity: A Donor's Guide to Charitable Giving will teach you everything you need to know to devise and follow an effective charitable giving plan. It explains how to find the right charity; understand the tax, estate, and financial considerations; and select a gift-whether it's a one-time cash gift or a lifelong annuity. Covering everything from researching the legitimacy of a nonprofit organization to navigating the tax and estate laws that apply to you, this guide will help you make your bequest with complete confidence that it's right for your charity and for you.

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About the author (2002)

RON JORDAN is Director of New Mexico State University s planned giving program. He has been a member of the bar since 1975 and is a graduate of the New England School of Law. As an assistant professor at the university, he teaches courses on financial planning and consumer economics. Previously, he taught courses in federal income taxation and estate planning. Jordan is the former Director of Planned Giving at Boston University. He also consults with nonprofit organizations.

KATELYN L. QUYNN is Director of Massachusetts General Hospital s planned and major gift program. She was named Planned Giving Professional of the Year in 1996 and is a past board member of the National Committee on Planned Giving. She graduated from Tufts University and Boston University School of Law.

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