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18 Feb 2017| Children's MercyThe Mid America Planned Giving Council announces three new scholarship opportunities in order to grow and enhance membership. Read more »
9 Feb 2017| Maine Community FoundationWe're celebrating giving and grantmaking on March 18. Read more »
Latino Endowment Fund Hosts Discussion on Economic Development and Its Impact on the Latino Community in Greater HartfordCommunity stakeholders attended a panel discussion sponsored by the Latino Endowment Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving on economic development and its impact on the Latino community... Read more »
Hartford Foundation Approves More Than $493,000 to Support Extended Learning Day Opportunities in BloomfieldThe level of commitment and dedication displayed by School Principal Paul Guzzo and his staff to support their students is evident the moment you walk through the doors at Bloomfield Public School’s... Read more »
Information about this year's Catalyst Fund topic, plus meeting dates. Read more »
8 Feb 2017| Greater Milwaukee FoundationFor the second consecutive year, community organizations and programs received a historic level of funding from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. In 2016, the Foundation and its philanthropic donors... Read more »
8 Feb 2017| Community Foundation of Middle TennesseeThe Big Payback's 24-hour giving day is back on Wednesday, May 3, and our team is holding a kickoff training to help nonprofits, schools, and religious institutions interested in participating make... Read more »
8 Feb 2017| Community Foundation for Greater AtlantaOur very own Lita Ugarte Pardi was recently highlighted in Southeastern Council of Foundations' (SECF) weekly newsletter as a veteran faculty member who complements the organization by spreading a... Read more »
8 Feb 2017| Cleveland FoundationLaunched in 2013 by the Cleveland Foundation, Encore Cleveland helps to connect and fund a network of organizations to provide experienced Greater Clevelanders an array of meaningful opportunities in... Read more »
Russell N. James III, J.D., Ph.D., CFP | ArticleVisual Planned Giving An Introduction to the Law & Taxation of Charitable Gift Planning Russell James III, J.D., Ph.D. Professor & CH Foundation Chair in Personal Financial Planning...
The law's good faith principle has traditionally regulated legal relationships, such as the contractual relationship. Equity's more intense fiduciary principle has generally regulated equitable...
Charitable remainder trusts are back! This according to attorney and PGDC contributing author David Wheeler Newman of Mitchell, Silverberg & Knupp, LLP. Read on to see why CRTs are enjoying...
Professor Brian Tamanaha's new book, Failing Law Schools, does a good job of explaining why borrowing to obtain a lower tier law school education has become a bad deal for all too many, but...
Unless the fiduciary issues and the representation issues in a trust dispute are properly sorted out in advance, there is a very real risk that an ill-considered rush to mediate or arbitrate will...
The Interest on Lawyers Trust Account Scheme (IOLTA): Could the medical profession get away with fleecing patients this way?It is coming on a decade since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the IOLTA scheme constitutes a collective taking by the state of the property of clients. Still the scheme continues. Nothing has...
Next year, 2013, marks the 20th anniversary of the judicial/political resolution of the final controversy over the administration and disposition of a certain Massachusetts-sited trust established...
Could the Myriad Codifications of Aspects of the Law of Trusts Culminating with the Uniform Trust Code (2000) Be Doing More Harm than Good?Though the trust is a judge-made creature of equity, the last eighty years have seen numerous rounds of uniform legislation codifying various aspects of the law of trusts, beginning with the Uniform...
Since the 1960s, the trust has been under attack on two fronts in the American law school. First, the traditional Trusts course has been down-graded to elective status, a misguided curricular “...
Charles E. Rounds Jr, Fiduciary Consultant | Article | 2 commentsLaw Schools No Longer Adequately Equip Their Students To Think Like Lawyers: The Unintended Consequences of Decontextualizing ContractsThe process of paralegalizing the American legal academy is now complete. It was inevitable. A course in Contracts does not a complete lawyer make. The curricular marginalization of two of the other...
In an article published on line in 2010, Charles E. Rounds, Jr. suggested that the expansion of legal writing programs in the law schools at the expense of instruction in core legal doctrine is why...
It is the conventional wisdom among today’s academics that law students are better off participating in clinical programs administered in-house by the law schools than taking traditional...