In honor of our founder, the California Community Foundation launched the Sartori Circle, an improved and expanded incarnation of the CCF Legacy Society. The society is designed to bring together donors who, like Joseph Sartori, have committed their legacies to making a long-term impact on the lives of others in Los Angeles County around the world. Please download our guide by clicking here.

by Steven L. Meyers, PhD.
There is a basic, but rarely acknowledged truth when it comes to gift planning: the deck is stacked against a financial advisor whose clients want to be philanthropic — especially during their lifetimes. Advisors implicitly have to set a balance between serving a client’s desire to be charitable and serving their own model of retaining assets under management. Is there a way to redress any imbalance that might result? I think so, and there’s a growing cadre of advisors, gift planners, and donors who agree.

by Anthony Glomski
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s pledge to give away $45 billion during his lifetime is the biggest in a growing movement among young tech entrepreneurs, many Millennials and Gen Xers, to use their wealth as a force for social good. Most want to start making a difference as soon as possible, and we have the opportunity to help them determine which of the many charitable giving options is right for them.

by Bruce DeBoskey
Family philanthropy can be an important and safe area in which to commence a family conversation about money and values — creating new and effective rules of engagement that carry over into other family matters. Here’s how.