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  • Teaching your kids to give

    Teaching your kids to give
    While raising kids has never been easy, it can be one of the most rewarding things that some people do -- especially when children grow up to be productive, contributing members to society, and that includes knowing how to give back and enrich the...
  • Kandy Kane Ball brings the toys for Chicago Children's Charities

    Kandy Kane Ball brings the toys for Chicago Children's Charities
    For the 12th annual Kandy Kane Ball, over 800 holiday revelers showed up at Joe's Bar Chicago with toys in hand to donate to Chicago Children's Charities, the evening's beneficiary. Described as the city's largest private toy drive by event organizers,...
  • Caruso students give money, time in FUNdraiser for dare2tri

    Caruso students give money, time in FUNdraiser for dare2tri
    Organizers of Caruso Middle School’s FUNdraiser will be doing more for their selected recipient, dare2tri, than collecting funds this year. They will be personally lending a hand the athletes they are helping to fund. Caruso students are...
  • Christmas with Ayn Rand

    Christmas with Ayn Rand
    The "season of giving" comes with its own set of commandments. Give back, we're told. Remember the needy. Don't give because it makes you feel good; give because it's the right thing to do. But these platitudes don't represent my perspective on the...
  • December a critical time for university donations

    December a critical time for university donations
    Late December has a special meaning for colleges and universities, beyond the relief of winter vacation and the deadlines for final grades. This is the most important time of year for fundraising in higher education. Even without Santa's help, some...
  • Ringing a bell at Christmas to help others remember those in need

    Ringing a bell at Christmas to help others remember those in need
    There's an icy chill in the air, and a slow drizzle is beginning to fall from slate-gray skies, but at one entrance to the Wal-Mart Super Center in Lansdowne, Delatha Fields is generating a palpable warmth. Maybe it's the way the great-grandmother makes...
  • Judge a charity by impact, not overhead

    To the editor: Dean Karlan is right: When it comes to charities, at the end of the day, it is the results that matter. ("Here's how to determine if that charity is worth your dollars," Op-Ed, Dec. 17) But Karlan's use of a financial overhead calculation...
  • Year-end tips may yield tax savings

    Ah, the holidays. The season of spirited tax avoidance and homey deductions, when thoughts naturally drift to capital-loss harvesting and full or partial Roth conversions. Well, perhaps not everyone thinks this way. The end of the year may be a busy...
  • Ask Kim: How can my family set up a donor-advised fund?

    My family is thinking about setting up a donor-advised fund so all three generations can work together to decide which charities to support. How much money do we need to open up this kind of fund, and do we get a tax break for our contributions? Many...
  • Girls earn Silver Award for helping sick children

    Girls earn Silver Award for helping sick children
    Two local girls recently helped children fighting life-threatening illnesses as a way to earn their Silver Awards, the highest honor for a Cadette Girl Scout. Emma Seidfathi and Brooke Marquardt donated bed linens, books, DVDs and bath towels to the...
  • Editorial: Cheers to the area's spirit of giving

    There is no better time than the holiday season and a pending new year to take stock of ourselves. Have we been kind to others? Have we lightened a stranger’s load? When we were asked to give, did we rise to the occasion? When it comes to giving,...