Dan on Intergenerational Issues
I am often asked about intergenerational issues. How does a family impart upon their children the parents' passions and values about supporting organizations in the Jewish community? One possibility is engaging their children through a Donor Advised Fund. Established by the parents, this Donor Advised Fund could become the vehicle through which the children get involved, with specific expectations and parameters from mom and dad-or even grandma and grandpa-about commitments to Jewish giving. In this instance, the Donor Advised Fund is a means of establishing philanthropic dialogue between generations.
This is simply one "snapshot" of a scenario for which Foundation assistance is sought. Each donor's set of circumstances is unique. We understand this and, consequently, design tailored philanthropic solutions that best address specific objectives. Assisting our donors is, after all, what makes coming to work here each day so enormously gratifying.
"Bridging the Generational Divide in Family Philanthropy"