Wealthy individuals and families are increasingly incorporating charitable goals into their estate plan.  For donors who want to manage their philanthropic activities through longer-term vehicles, two of the most common options are donor-advised funds and private foundations.

Donor-Advised Funds

A donor-advised fund (DAF) is like a charitable savings account.  A donor opens and funds an

Private foundations, also known as “family foundations,” can serve strategic wealth planning goals for high-net-worth individuals while also serving charitable goals. However, private foundations require oversight and annual reporting, and administering a private foundation may be more onerous than it first appears. In this publication, we discuss the key requirements and recommended practices associated with

In this episode of “Future Focused,” Partners Erin Nicholls and Michael Clear discuss the operation of family foundations as a wealth planning strategy. They highlight the trade-offs between donor advised funds and private foundations, focusing on the annual requirements of private foundations. They cover topics such as federal reporting, the 5% minimum distribution requirement, state-level