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Topic: “Boards and Governance”

Fiduciary Duties and Suggested Code of Conduct for Foundation Managers

With all the attention given to the excise tax rules (e.g., sections 4940–4946 of the Internal Revenue Code [IRC]), the directors or trustees of private foundations (i.e., “managers”) may be inclined to overlook their fiduciary duties under state or common law. This complacency can be compounded by the fact that many private foundations are governed... Read More

Donor Intent

Documenting and following donor intent is of concern not only to family foundations but to independent foundations, corporate foundations, community foundations, and operating foundations. Some donors have specific criteria they wish the foundation follow for its lifetime, whereas other donors want the foundation to be flexible in responding to future needs. As a result, understanding... Read More