Posts Tagged: Generosity

Our vision at Foster Group is to influence thousands of individuals, families, and organizations with wise financial counsel, while encouraging the pursuit of meaningful living and generous giving. Recently, my family moved back to Iowa after ten years in Paramount and Long Beach, CA. I’m guessing most of you are familiar with Long Beach, but have never heard of Paramount. I bet, though, you have heard of Paramount’s neighbor city...

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Jordan Richardson

Foster Group has a vision to “… encourage the pursuit of meaningful living and generous giving.” What does that mean to you? It’s a question worth pondering, and one with a wide variety of right answers. If your answer has anything to do with leaving a legacy in your community, I have an opportunity for you! The Endow Iowa Tax Credit Program was created by the Iowa legislature in 2003...

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Martha Gribble

Generosity is an important component of life. It can take many forms: sharing time, skills, possessions, business interests and property, as well as securities (stocks, bonds, mutual funds) and cash. You can give food to a food pantry, teach a class at a church, buy something at a charity auction, or write a check. These are simple. But other assets—items such as vehicles, jewelry, art, collectibles, shares of a business,...

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Martha Gribble

Winston Churchill wisely stated, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” Giving without expecting anything in return is the essence of generosity. It may be motivated by gratitude, a desire to help others, to share our values with the next generation or for any number of other reasons. Generosity can be simple or complex, and giving can take many forms...

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Joe Bantz, CFP®, AIF®

I Love Giving!

One of the roles I cherish in my work at Foster Group is being part of our Charitable Giving Team. Each year, our group meets regularly to give away money and promote generosity. What fun! Last fall, the team challenged each Foster Group employee to give away a $50 bill … then share their story. And the stories came in – a $50 tip to an unsuspecting waitress at Red Lobster,...

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Jerry Foster

NBC News recently reported that “Americans are giving more to charitable causes than ever before…Total giving by individuals, companies and foundations hit a record $335.17 billion last year, driven mainly by wealthy individuals, according to the annual report from Giving USA Foundation and the Indiana University Lilly Family School.” This is encouraging for a country that possesses a large portion of the world’s wealth. We are a nation tremendously...

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Jerry Foster

When you hear the words “charitable giving,” something very specific may come to mind. Maybe you think of an annual donation you make at the office, or a faith-based initiative to which you’ve contributed. But changes have been taking place in how and why we give, changes that are broadening our understanding. In fact, the way many of us look at our charitable giving—even the words we use to describe...

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