Philanthropy in the News

#GivingTuesday continues to grow in popularity. 2019 marked the eighth annual event, raising an estimated $511 million online. This figure is up significantly from 2018’s total, which was $400 million. As #GivingTuesday continues to grow and more people participate, it’s becoming more likely that your clients are joining in, too, so you’ll want to stay up to date. #GivingTuesday 2020 is scheduled for December 1.

#GivingTuesday is just one of many examples of ways philanthropy is going mainstream and sparking new movements that quickly rise in popularity. The community foundation plays a key role in staying on top of all of the trends in giving. Our team is happy to answer questions about ways your clients can give to their favorite causes, whether online, through a donor-advised fund, or through more complex charitable planning vehicles such as gift annuities, bequests, and charitable remainder trusts.