What It Means to Be a Trustee is a primer for those considering the role of trustee. Perhaps you are considering naming a trustee for your family, or perhaps someone has suggested that you serve as a trustee yourself. The text is a consensus of suggestions and considerations. Reading the text will not equip you to be a trustee. Instead, the authors intend to offer you an appreciation of what it means to be a trustee. For those considering accepting a trusteeship, the goal is not to encourage or discourage but rather to ensure that any such decision is made with sufficient information to understand the basic ramifications.