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National Philanthropy Week

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. For more information on The ACTEC Foundation’s recognition of National Philanthropy Week and to donate, please visit the website.


Honoring the resilient spirit of the nonprofit community during a unique and challenging year, National Philanthropy Week celebrates and recognizes the outstanding contributions the philanthropic community has made to advance effective change that benefits us all.


Now, more than ever, it is critical that philanthropic communities work as one – to encourage giving and volunteering, and to ensure charities are worthy of support. We invite you to reference the “Donor Bill of Rights” co-developed by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, which provides guidance to prospective donors in making sound choices for charitable donations.


Charitable Giving Podcasts

Charitable-GivingACTEC Trust and Estate Talk shares a series 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_-_Utilizing_Positive_Psychology_in_Your_Estate_PlanFamily Estate Planning Guide video, Utilizing Positive Psychology in your Estate Plan features ACTEC Fellows Raymond C. Odom and Stacy E. Singer in a discussion on the role of positive psychology in estate planning.