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In Disheartening and Divisive Times, Philanthropy Can Spark Hope

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Philanthropy is inherently optimistic, reflecting the deeply held belief that we can have a positive impact on the lives of others as well as on stubborn societal issues. Through philanthropy, individuals can make a difference, promote change, and improve their communities.

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IRS Gets Behind PRIs With New Regulations

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With a PRI, a foundation lends to or invests its endowment assets in a nonprofit or for-profit entity in a way that furthers its mission. At the same time, the investment has the potential of providing a positive financial return to the foundation.

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Creating a “Safe Zone” With Family Philanthropy

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When it comes to communicating around money and values, many families face a significant challenge. Family philanthropy can be an important and safe area in which to commence a family conversation about money and values.

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Present Even in Absense

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This Thursday, the seventh of Adar, is both the birthday and the yahrzeit of Moshe Rabeinu, Moses our teacher- with a lifetime of one hundred and twenty years in between.

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On Becoming a US Citizen

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On Wednesday December 16th, I was officially sworn in as an citizen of the United States, which was an extraordinary experience that actually gave birth to a surprising range of emotions.

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Impact Investing Gets IRS Boost

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Impact investing allows philanthropists to make more progress toward their charitable missions by using the engine of their philanthropically committed capital, rather than only the fumes. The IRS has just made that easier.

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Letter: In Support of Dr. Larry Eckstein

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The DEA is systematically threatening the medical profession, and myself as a patient, by escalating the drug war and by violating Dr. Larry Eckstein’s civil and constitutional rights.

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The Impact of Story

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In the life of Oliver Sacks, I find it fascinating that his last written article was all about his personal feelings about Shabbat.

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