When did American gift planning begin? Written records are basic materials for historians. Unfortunately, no records of charitable giving by Native American populations before European settlement have survived, and there is little information about the colonists who attempted to settle in Roanoke, North Carolina in the 1580s. Read more >
Charitable Gift Planning in America
Year after year, lives are saved and the quality of life is enriched by gifts to thousands of nonprofit organizations through bequests, trusts, annuities, and complex assets.
It is time for a new appreciation of charitable gift planning in America.
The heart of this website is the Topics — dozens of eye-opening, original articles on charitable gift planning in America — from Jamestown and the Mayflower Pilgrims in the 1600s to tomorrow’s gifts.