October 15, 2018
Are These the Next Influential Voices of Aging? - Stria News
Last year, 51 million members of the “Encore Generation” made charitable donations. Indeed, Boomers are America’s most philanthropic generation, expected to give $6.6 billion in cash and $1.4 trillion in volunteer services over the next 20 years.
October 13, 2018
Grappling With Legacy – The Pursuit Of Effective Philanthropy With Ancestral Skeletons In The Closet - HistPhil
In 1989 my father sold his most valuable possession, a Colonial-era bookcase-on-desk, to pay for the restoration of our family home in Providence, Rhode Island. The desk fetched $12.1 million at auction – a world record. Six years later, the renovation finally complete, he presented the historic house, along with furniture, family archives and an endowment, to Brown University.
April 02, 2018
A Tangled Legacy - Financial Advisor Magazine
Not since Nelson Aldrich Jr. penned Old Money: The Mythology of Wealth in America some 20 years ago has an heir to an American fortune examined so closely the relationship between money and meaning as Sylvia Brown has in her recent book, Grappling with Legacy.
December 30, 2017
Keeping the Family Tree Alive - New York Times
Most of us know our relatives back to our grandparents. Counting our own children, we might have to contend with four generations. But there are families who can trace their history back centuries. Sylvia Brown, for instance, is the 11th generation of the family whose name adorns Brown University. And Alessia Antinori is the 26th generation of the Italian winemaking family whose company bears her surname.