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Virginia Esposito

News Virginia Esposito 27 June 2016

A change in family dynamics signals a shift away from place- based giving

Families that are beginning their journey into philanthropy have a much different perspective than those who created foundations decades ago. Throughout much of the 20th century, those who achieved wealth often did so in the …

Opinion Virginia Esposito 13 April 2016

Why the choice to spend down is good for philanthropy

For much of the 20th century, the vast majority of U.S. foundations operated under the idea that they would be in business forever. But as a new generation of family philanthropists take over — and …

Opinion Virginia Esposito 22 February 2016

Preparing Your Children to Give: Advice on Involving the Next Generation

In the early days of foundations, the transition from the first generation to the second often didn’t begin until the children of the founder were gathered in a lawyer’s office to read his or her …