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Wealth Matters: Teaching Work Values to Children of Wealth
By Paul Sullivan
In a tight job market, affluent parents worry as much about how to teach their children the value of work and money as they do short-term swings in their portfolios.

Supported Organizations

The Tacoma Symphony Orchestra (TSO) has been a vital part of Tacoma’s cultural landscape for 65 years, and has operated as a professional symphony orchestra for the past 18. As a leader in the arts community, the Tacoma Symphony attracts audiences of all ages, from all walks of life and with varied musical interests by presenting classical, pops, seasonal and educational repertoire. The TSO is just one example of the wide array of the talent and art available locally in the Greater Tacoma area.
 
The websites and organizations below represent resources for our clients and friends as they seek to contribute to a better world through financial support and volunteer time

Giving

Article on donor advised funds which offer one solution to charitable strategies for estate planning.
 
Independent Charities of America (ICA) is an IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit association of American charities. A resource for companies who want to promote philanthropic support in the workplace, the organization represents charities that have been evaluated to certain standards for public accountability and program effectiveness. ICA helps facilitate gifts to those charities from contributors in fund drives conducted at work and on the web.
 
More than Money is a magazine formerly published by the More than Money organization, whose mission was to help people examine the role of money in their lives and to act on their highest values. More than Money closed as an organization in June 2006, but its magazine archives are hosted by The Project on Civic Reflection (PCR)
 
National Center for Family Philanthropy is an organization that promotes philanthropic values, vision, and excellence across generations of donors and donor families. This organization offers valuable programs, services, and information for families and individuals looking to create and sustain a philanthropic mission.
 
An association of planned giving professionals across the country, whose website offers valuable information about charitable giving, and preparing heirs or children for receiving wealth. If you would like Seneschal Advisors LLC’s help with finding a specialist in planned giving, please contact us.
 
The Project on Civic Reflection at Valparaiso University was created to help Americans articulate and reflect on their civic commitments, with the ultimate goal of strengthening and improving civic activity as essential to democratic society. By selecting a general topic about civic engagement, you receive suggestions about works of fiction and non-fiction to read and discuss with others.
 
The Social Investment Forum site offers comprehensive information, contacts and resources on socially responsible investing.
 
An organization that seeks to foster philanthropy and volunteerism. The vision of the founders is to build a philanthropic organization using a venture capital model, where Partners actively nurture their financial investments with guidance and resources.
 

Serving

Amizade encourages intercultural exploration and understanding through community-driven volunteer programs and service-learning programs. Amizade Volunteer Programs offer a rewarding combination of exploration, service and understanding in communities around the world.
 
With the average U.S. lifespan having grown by 30 years in the last century, retirement is no longer what it used to be. Civic Ventures is an organization that is helping society to redefine the second half of life. It connects older adults who want to use their talents to advance the greater good with the opportunities and resources to do so. Civic Ventures offers many programs that help the second half of life become a source of social and individual renewal.
 
Creator of the concept of "volunteer vacations"--  short-term service opportunities on community development programs in host communities abroad. Today, as a non-governmental organization (NGO) in special consultative status with the United Nations, Global Volunteers mobilizes some 150 service-learning teams year-around to work in 20 countries on six continents, and is the internationally recognized leader in this field of work. The work of this organization has been featured on Oprah!, CNN and Life magazine.
 
A site that helps people connect with charitable and volunteer work locally and internationally, as well as providing career information for those looking to work in the nonprofit world. Offers Volunteer Profiles that you set up with your interests to help match you to volunteer opportunities.