Ways you can give
There is no single approach to philanthropy – giving means different things to different people. However you choose to share your wealth, your priority will be to make sure that your giving has as much impact as possible.
While many philanthropists have established their own foundations in order to give away wealth, others prefer to donate to existing causes, or to organise their giving through a donor-advised fund. For more and more of our clients, philanthropy is an important part of their lives, business and families.
There is no single approach: what you give and how will depend on your circumstances, passions and priorities. The constant is that every philanthropist wants their giving to be as effective as possible. This is where we can assist.
Helping you to help
We have been acting for successful people and their families for more than 100 years, representing many well-known names from around the world. In the UK alone we have represented 35% of the Sunday Times Giving List.
When a client asks us to assist with their philanthropic work, we begin by asking plenty of questions. Do you have a cause in mind that you would like to support? Is it a one-off project or an ongoing concern? What terms and conditions (for example naming rights) should we agree? Are you interested in the tax benefits of your gift? Would you like your family to be involved? Like many of you, we are truly global – with one of the largest charity and philanthropy teams worldwide. We can support you with all types of giving, including to develop innovative solutions for cross-border giving.
When a client asks us to assist with their philanthropic work, we get to know you by asking plenty of questions. Are you looking to fund a range of projects or do you have a particular cause in mind? Is it a one-off project or would you like to create a lasting legacy? Would you like your family to be involved in your giving? Do you want to be engaged or perhaps more private?
Looking to the future
In getting to know your giving priorities, we can advise on the most suitable method of giving. We will advise you on tax and succession planning and can call on our global network of contacts to align you with suitable partners in the giving sector. Over time we can help you to expand your philanthropic activities, or bring the next generation on board.
Whatever your motivation for giving, it is our pleasure to support you in supporting your chosen cause.
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