America is a Given Place schedule (as of 4/2/21)

Coming Presentations 5/18/2021 Planned Giving Council of San Antonio 6/8/2021Dallas Council of Charitable Gift Planners 7/15/2021Mid-America Council of Charitable Gift Planners (Kansas City, MO) November or December 2021 (TBD)Planned Giving Group of New England Past Presentations 2021 March 30Mid-Iowa Planned Giving…

Celebrating Three Centuries of Special Donors who Shaped Our Universities

Dear Friends, My free webinar on January 25 may be of interest to alumni and friends of six universities and colleges affiliated with the Princeton Club of New York: Columbia University, Fordham University, Georgetown University, New York University, Princeton University,…

Sample Webinar Promo by NJ Council of Charitable Gift Planners

America is a Given PlaceA Brief History of Charitable Gift PlanningTuesday, October 6, 202010:00 AM — 11:30 AMVirtual Format - ComplimentaryWhere can you turn for knowledge of events that shape gift planning today? In this convenient new webinar you will learn…

Practical Benefits from America is a Given Place

What benefits can you expect from investing an hour of your time in watching America is a Given Place? Knowing the history of charitable gift planning is quite useful, even indispensable, for people who encourage or advise donors. Here is…

Selected Sources for America is a Given Place

Charitable bequests by Mary Chilton Winslow and other Mayflower Pilgrims (1620-1679): Caleb Johnson’s Mayflower History.com, wills of Mayflower passengers at http://mayflowerhistory.com/probate-records Rev. Thomas Bargrave bequest (1621): “Henrico and Its College” by Robert Hunt, The William and Mary Quarterly, Oct. 1938,…

Webinar Topics

1.  Early American charitable bequests. There are no surviving records of charitable bequests by Native Americans before 1600. We begin with the earliest bequest documents by European immigrants. That is the best available way to understand what comes later. Bequests…