American Gratitude


We’ve always been a generous society; even more so this time of year. Consider the power of a planned giving program before you start writing checks to your favorite causes.

Key Takeaways:                                                            

  • Americans have always been an extraordinarily generous people, especially at year-end–we gave $223 billion to charitable causes last year.
  • One out of three successful Americans has a planned giving program.
  • Planned giving programs take many forms with charitable remainder trusts, foundations and donor advised funds among the most popular.