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The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel’s commitment to philanthropy is realized through The ACTEC Foundation, which offers education to families and professionals and supports students interested in the trusts and estates field. Through continued financial support, The Foundation offers professional development, scholarships and education for a number of important efforts. 


Honoring the resilient spirit of the nonprofit community, National Philanthropy Day celebrates and recognizes the outstanding contributions the philanthropic community makes to advance change that benefits us all.


Charitable Giving Podcasts

Charitable-GivingThe ACTEC Trust and Estate Talk series provides a curated list of podcasts that delve into charitable giving. Fellows of ACTEC’s Charitable Planning and Exempt Organizations Committee offer their trust and estate expertise on various aspects of charitable planning and charitable giving including charitable deductions, private foundations, excise taxes, Charitable Remainder Trusts (CRT), Charitable Lead Trusts (CLT), Charitable Gift Annuities, individual Donor-Advised Funds (DAF), charitable pledges, and more.


Positive Psychology in Estate Planning

23_ACTC_Video_PositivePsychology_1920x1080Learn the role of positive psychology and communication when creating your estate plan and leaving assets to family and beneficiaries in Positive Psychology in Estate Planning. Understand how to utilize a positive attitude framework to measures effective communication in estate planning.



Advancing DEI Through Philanthropy Video


Planning for a Diverse and Equitable Future is a video series created by ACTEC’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity Committee. This series aims to inform the public and professionals by discussing issues surrounding racism, sexism, and discrimination in all its forms, and by offering recommendations to combat inequality.

In “Giving from the Heart: Driving Diversity, Equity and Inclusion through Philanthropy,” speakers discuss how donating to worthy causes can promote the welfare of others and be depicted as an act of love, and how wealth management and estate planning professionals can facilitate this process.