Protecting Your Legacy
Our resources take the guesswork out of safeguarding your donor intent and answer your most pressing questions. Learn more about donor intent and why it’s important for a healthy philanthropic sector.
Defining and Preserving Donor Intent
Your success in philanthropy rests on your commitment to do the hard thinking about your mission, and then to build the best structure with the best people to pursue your charitable purpose. Find more articles and examples by clicking on these nine discussions:
Protecting Donor Intent: Why it Matters
We Are Here to Help
The Philanthropy Roundtable’s lineup of donor-intent services is designed to help charitable donors work through the challenging hurdles of ensuring that their philanthropic legacy is honored, both now and in future generations.
Our experts are available to come alongside you and guide you through the process of creating a roadmap for your donor intent.
Joanne Florino, Adam Meyerson Distinguished Fellow in Philanthropic Excellence, is our resident donor-intent expert and is available to assist you with specific questions.
Wisdom and Warnings
“Wisdom and Warnings” is a series that features philanthropic leaders who offer best practices for safeguarding donor intent. We believe honoring donor intent is one of the most effective ways to protect private giving, and is essential to a healthy philanthropic sector.
The Battle for Control of the Barnes Art Collection
In this short film, we explore the story of Albert Barnes, an entrepreneur and philanthropist who amassed one of the world’s most valuable art collections. Upon his death, power brokers moved the artwork against his stated will, violating donor intent.
How to Protect Donor Intent
In “Wisdom and Warnings: How to Protect Donor Intent,” you’ll hear advice from prominent philanthropists and grantmakers on how to protect a donor’s legacy, including providing written instructions, sunsetting a foundation – and giving while living.
Conversation with Carrie Tynan
In “Wisdom and Warnings: A Conversation about Donor Intent with Carrie Tynan, CEO of Adolph Coors Foundation,” Tynan discusses the history of the foundation and its mission to help people help themselves with limited government interaction.
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