- Paperback: 428 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 26, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1530197325
- ISBN-13: 978-1530197323
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
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A History of Charitable Gift Planning: How Gift Annuities Shaped American Philanthropy (1830-1959) Paperback – September 26, 2017
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About the Author
Ron Brown is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Chicago. A retired commander in the US Navy Reserve, he was decorated for research and writing while serving with the US Naval Historical Center.
Brown has been a professional fundraiser since 1979. He directed charitable gift planning programs at Princeton University, Columbia University, Fordham University, United Way of America, and the National Wildlife Federation. He has served on many nonprofit boards, including the American Council on Gift Annuities (ACGA) from 2008 to 2016. He has published numerous professional articles, and a chapter on family philanthropy for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
He lives in Manhattan and has two sons and two grandchildren.
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The summary gives an excellent overview of the book. The American Bible Society and the National Council of Churches and their predecessors were the guiding organizations for the development of charitable gift annuities. In 1955 the Council on Gift Annuities became independent from the religious organizations and became an ecumenical but secular organization.
It was difficult not to become bogged down with all of the minute details of this century plus history. But one does appreciate all of the work done to make charitable gift annuities more sound financially and to protect both the donors and the charities. Some mention is made of the crazy quilt of federal and state tax laws that govern charitable gift annuities beginning with the 1917 War Revenue Act granting federal income-tax deductions. Scarcely any mention is made is made of charitable gift annuities that have failed. This is a monumental work.