Becoming One of the Grateful Dead: Where there's a will, there's a way

Becoming One of the Grateful Dead: Where there's a will, there's a way

by Carol Weisman


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Whether you are uber rich or drive for uber, you can make a difference in this life and the next. This is a baker’s dozen of how people give away their dough. Becoming One of the Grateful Dead: Where there’s a will, there’s a way will help you answer the questions: What do I want my legacy to be? What do I want to leave my children other than money? How can I express my values through giving?

From the great granddaughter of a slave to a billionaire, from a 30-year-olds to an 83-year-old, people share one of our most taboo subjects: Our wills. Some stories are heart-warming, some are heart-breaking. Real life people, depicted with compassion, humour and warmth. You will never think about your estate plan the same way again.

After every chapter, there is a “Lessons learned” section for fundraisers and one for donors spelling out options on how to approach donors and how donors might approach giving.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780999233269
Publisher: Board Builders
Publication date: 04/18/2019
Pages: 130
Sales rank: 1,260,792
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.31(d)

About the Author

Carol Weisman has worked in the non-profit sector first as a medical social worker then as a consultant for 47 years. She has served on 40 boards and has been president of 9. This is her 11th book. In her spare time, she travels with her husband, plays with her grandchildren, has done stand-up comedy and tap dances. She has orange tap shoes.

Table of Contents

Preface 1

The Seventh Child: Sam’s Story. 3

Beta Test Now, Endow Later: Pam Vaccaro 10

Sweet Lovin’ or Paperwork: Michael McMurtrey 18

Small Estate, Big Impact: Liz and Betsy 24

When a Will Is Like Scheduling a Colonoscopy: Kenny Sigler 32

Give Now to See Your Dream Fulfilled: Lois Williams 41

To Aspire to Inspire Before He Expires: Jerry Horwitz 48

The Evolution of a Philanthropist: Lindsay Matoush 57

Sudden Wealth and Charitable Giving: Phil & Sharon Jenkins 69

Leaving More than Money: Susan J. Ellis 77

The Poet and the Planner Give It All Away: Tom Ahern & Simone Joyeaux 87

From Heartbreak to Healing: Jack Stapleton 97

“Too Bad, So Sad, Be On Time”: Carol Weisman 105

Giving Questionnaire 116

Acknowledgments 120

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