Left Behind? Why Companies Need Philanthropy Advice, Too

Left Behind? Why Companies Need Philanthropy Advice, Too

It’s relatively straightforward to see how philanthropy figures into the financial and estate plans you build for individuals and families. After all, many of these clients are already supporting their favorite community causes, and it’s your job to make sure they...
Legal Developments We’re Watching

Legal Developments We’re Watching

As your go-to resource for charitable giving techniques, the Wayne County Foundation team pays close attention to best practices in addressing the broad range of your clients’ charitable intentions to support both near-term and long-term community needs. This includes...
Advising the Charitable Millionaire Next Door

Advising the Charitable Millionaire Next Door

At the end of 2024’s first quarter, an estimated 485,000 Americans could count themselves among the so-called “401(k) millionaires,” meaning the balance in their employer-sponsored retirement plans has reached the $1 million level. Thanks in part to stock market...
I have an Attitude of Giving and Gratitude

I have an Attitude of Giving and Gratitude

In this blog Rebecca Gilliam, Foundation Executive Director, discusses the importance of charitable giving and strategies to help you get started. Charitable Giving It’s easy to get caught up checking boxes on our to-do list and forget the impact that giving and...
Debrief from the Director – Local Impact Investing

Debrief from the Director – Local Impact Investing

In this month’s blog, Rebecca Gilliam, Foundation Executive Director, shares a bit about Local Impact Investing and what it means for our community. Local Impact Investing can be an invaluable tool for community foundations as they seek to support local economic...
Maximizing your IRA

Maximizing your IRA

Rebecca Gilliam, Wayne County Foundation Executive Director Are you overwhelmed by changes and requirements that impact your retirement savings? Here are a couple of opportunities for you to maximize your IRA. Giving to charity may be one of the best ways to use your...