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Oct. 28th and Nov. 10th Events: Join the Conversation About “Giving While Living”

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The Atlantic Philanthropies |

We’d like to invite you to join two upcoming conversations about Giving While Living, one of them featuring Atlantic President and CEO, Gara LaMarche.

While we know it isn’t an approach for everyone, Atlantic hopes to inspire individuals at widely varying levels of wealth to embrace giving while living: to approach philanthropy as a calling to which they can, during their lifetimes, actively devote their funds, skills and time, and receive enormous satisfaction in the process. 

Giving It All: Bold Conversation with John Hunting

Date:   28 October 2010

Time:   12:00pm–1:00pm EST

> Register for the teleconference (free)

Join Bolder Giving on Thursday, October 28th at noon ET for a free teleconference interview with John Hunting. As a passionate environmentalist, John believes the time to give is now. When he inherited $130M from the office furniture company his father started, he committed nearly all of it to the Beldon Fund for environmental grantmaking. Instead of paying out just 5% a year like most foundations do, John directed the entire corpus to be given out within ten years.

Bold Conversations is a monthly phone discussion hosted by Anne Ellinger, co-founder of Bolder Giving in Extraordinary Times. 


Giving While Living Teleconference – Presented by the National Center for Family Philanthropy and the Chronicle of Philanthropy

Date:   10 November 2010

Time:   12:00pm–1:30pm EST

> Register for the teleconference (free)

The National Center for Family Philanthropy and The Chronicle of Philanthropy present a teleconference on “Giving While Living” with Gara LaMarche, President and CEO, The Atlantic Philanthropies, and Lenore Hanisch, co-executive director and board and family member of the Quixote Foundation

The number of limited life foundations is increasing. Donors who decide to spend their philanthropic resources while alive employ different strategies in their grantmaking and have different goals than those families whose philanthropies are planned to exist in perpetuity.

On this call, LaMarche will discuss the approaches taken by a large foundation that in keeping with its founder’s belief in giving while living will complete active grantmaking in 2016 and shut its doors by 2020. Hanisch will describe the thinking that led to the Quixote trustees’ decision to accelerate grantmaking and end this small, Seattle-based foundation in 2017.