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Blog, In The News, News and Articles | November 2, 2020

Part 1: Why Generosity Matters

With the onset of the holiday season, now is a better time than ever to remind your clients of the importance of giving. There’s a reason so many holiday films revolve around the spirit of generosity. That’s because philanthropy starts at home. When family units find ways to give back to the community, they ...

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Blog | October 4, 2020

An eye on year-end tax planning

Appreciated stock, anyone? Yes, 2020’s stock market has been a rollercoaster, but as you guide your clients into year-end, don’t forget the powerful benefits of giving appreciated securities to a donor advised fund at the Community Foundation. Now is the time to start helping your clients with tax planning. Remember, not all stock is down! ...

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Blog | October 4, 2020

Elections & Giving: Tips for Advising Your Clients

Individuals who are passionate about community causes are frequently also passionate advocates for candidates running for public office. According to the Pew Research Center, the percentage of Americans making political contributions has doubled in recent decades, from 6% in 1992 to 12% in 2016. By contrast, the portion of Americans giving money to charity remains ...

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Blog | October 3, 2020

Lifetime Gift and Estate Tax Exclusion

Now is the time to plan for the potential sunsetting of the Lifetime Gift and Estate Tax Exclusion. Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in 2020, the lifetime gift and estate exclusion went from $5 million to $10 million (adjusted for inflation, it will be $11.58 million for individuals and $23.16 million for ...

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Blog, In The News, News and Articles, Racial Equity Hub | October 1, 2020

Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties launches CEO search with Spencer Stuart

WEST PALM BEACH, FL - The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties announces it has retained executive search firm Spencer Stuart as the Foundation formally opens a national search for the successor to retiring President and CEO Brad Hurlburt. The firm will work in partnership with the Board’s Search Committee, led by the Foundation's ...

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Blog, In The News, News and Articles, Racial Equity Hub | September 27, 2020

WPB reveals names of Racial and Ethnic Equality Task Force Members

City's racial and ethnic equality task force members revealed West Palm Beach Mayor Keith James revealed the names of those who will be a part of the city's new Racial and Ethnic Equality Task Force. The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties is humbled and honored CEO Brad Hurlburt and Board Chair Julie ...

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Blog, In The News, News and Articles, Racial Equity Hub | September 24, 2020

Are We Addressing Racism Within Community Development?

Structural and institutional racism has been embedded in developing cities, neighborhoods, and communities, forcing many people of color into segregated communities isolated from opportunities and access to infrastructures like quality transportation, housing, health care, and education.  One of the main predictors of life outcomes and access for an individual is the zip code in which one lives. zip code placement comes ...

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Blog, In The News, Racial Equity Hub | September 20, 2020

Helping Nonprofits Build Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access Plans

The National Council of Nonprofits says they "stand with others for equity and justice and in denouncing racism, intolerance, and exclusion."  However, we all know saying these words is only the start. Nonprofits need to build core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion into operations. Likewise, they need to measure these values and demonstrate these values through ...

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Blog, In The News | September 15, 2020

COVID-19 Grantmaking Update

As we head into the seventh month of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we reflect on the work we supported during this health crisis and look ahead to what may be needed. The figure above highlights key grantmakers that have deployed millions of dollars throughout Palm Beach and Martin Counties to aid people in need. ...

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Blog | September 15, 2020

Using Conservation Easements as a Charitable Giving Tool

As environmental consciousness continues to rise, so does the subject of conservation easements as a tax-savvy charitable giving tool. Perhaps your clients have even explored this vehicle, which involves the client giving up certain rights to the ability to alter a tract of land, with the intent to preserve the ground indefinitely. This transaction ...