During a visit with UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank today, AT&T Wisconsin State President Scott T. VanderSanden announced a $35,000 AT&T donation to support UW-Madison’s PEOPLE program and help underserved students prepare for and successfully complete higher education.
Philanthropy can generate financial and social rewards. However, the philanthropist makes deposits in the life bank of others not so much to receive future rewards but in recognition of what has already been received.
An outstanding fundraiser is exceptional in all areas of the profession: development, ethical commitment, leadership, education, research, publication and innovation. And for 38 years, Martha Taylor has not only embodied all of these aspects of the profession, but has also been a pioneer in the fields of women’s fundraising and philanthropy.
Now the December 31, 2013, deadline looms as the last chance for taxpayers 70 1/2 or older to take advantage of this simple but powerful planning strategy unless Congress once again intervenes and extends its reach into future years.
The Cinderella of the fairy tale has a clock to warn her of the latest moment by which she must exit the ball. However, as Warren Buffet has noted, when it comes to investing there are no clocks on the wall, and investors persuade themselves that they still have time before the party ends.