“Passing the Torch: The Great Wealth Transfer”
It is estimated that over the next
55 years $41 trillion will be passed to a new generation
of Americans-through inheritance, philanthropy, and
taxes. What does this mean for individuals and for society?
Is a "Golden Age of Philanthropy" upon us?
What are the questions we need to consider as we contemplate
the legacy we will leave, not only to our own friends
and families but to the world? In this issue of More
Than Money, Professor Paul Schervish of the
Social Welfare Research Institute discusses what he
calls the leading cultural and spiritual question of
our time: How to make wise decisions in an age of affluence.
The issue includes interviews, articles, and personal
stories about passing on wealth, including family business
successions, land transfers, leadership in family foundations,
legacy planning, and more.
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