Benjamin Silliman: The Gift Planner Behind the First Modern Charitable Annuity, Part 2 of 3

Benjamin Silliman: The Gift Planner Behind the First Modern Charitable Annuity, Part 2 of 3

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Artist John Trumbull offered to give his best paintings of the American Revolution to Yale in exchange for "a competent annuity for life." Gift planner Benjamin Silliman devoted 18 months to making this proposed gift a reality. His first challenge was securing financing to build the world's first art gallery on a college campus. Silliman mastered changing currents of public policy in lobbying successfully for a grant to a private college. This is part 2 of 3.

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Authored by: Ronald A. Brown, giftplanninghistory.org, Benjamin Silliman: The Gift Planner Behind the First Modern Charitable Annuity, Part 2 of 3, November 29, 2013

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