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Small Hometown is Big Beneficiary of Quiet Community Member

Published December 11, 2017 by Brady Cobin Law Group, PLLC

The memory of John Criss, who loved his hometown, serves as a shining example of how a legacy is created through a properly executed will and the spirit of philanthropy. John Criss lived with his parents, owned a small business…

Philanthropist and Wife to Amway Co-Founder Dies

Published November 29, 2017 by Brady Cobin Law Group, PLLC

If the name Helen DeVos sounds is familiar, that may be because the late DeVos was mother-in-law to Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education. Helen DeVos was a beloved philanthropist who supported many causes, but her first love was her family….

Here’s a World-Famous Artist with a Planned Approach to Creating a Legacy

Published November 1, 2017 by Brady Cobin Law Group, PLLC

Not all creative souls chose to ignore the details of their eventual passing. Famed painter Jasper Johns has created a plan that will foster creativity and continue his support for the arts in the future. A recent article in US…

Comedian Lewis Isn’t the Only One Disinheriting His Kids

Published October 31, 2017 by Brady Cobin Law Group, PLLC
Comedian Lewis Isn’t the Only One Disinheriting His Kids

Maybe it’s a trend—a number of high profile people have chosen not to leave their kids an inheritance. For legendary comedian Jerry Lewis, six kids from his first marriage won’t see a dime. Because his estate used a will, which…

Making Philanthropy Part of the Family Tradition

Published October 26, 2017 by Brady Cobin Law Group, PLLC

The numbers are staggering—an estimated $30 trillion is expected to transfer from baby boomers to their heirs in the coming decades. How can your family ensure that this happens in a meaningful way? The adage is well known: “The first…

It’s been a Great Year for Charitable Giving at Kansas State University

Published October 5, 2017 by Brady Cobin Law Group, PLLC

Any college development office would love to have the kind of year that Kansas State University Foundation reported at the end of their fiscal year (ending June 30, 2017). Gifts and commitments to the foundation reached $152 million. Fiscal year…

Yes, Even You Need to Have a Will

Published September 7, 2017 by Brady Cobin Law Group, PLLC

Most of us are hard-wired to avoid situations that might lead to our death. While some thrive on sky diving or swimming with sharks, death is something most of us prefer to avoid. Unfortunately, trying to ignore our own mortality…

Give Your Charitable Giving More Impact

Published August 23, 2017 by Brady Cobin Law Group, PLLC

Americans are truly generous, supporting causes and organizations and giving in the form of money, time and taking leadership roles. Charity Navigator reports that about 2% of the U.S. gross domestic product—approximately $400 billion—was donated by philanthropically-minded Americans to non-profits…

How to Make Gift Tax Part of Your Tax Planning

Published August 2, 2017 by Brady Cobin Law Group, PLLC

Did you know that the donor is responsible for paying any gift taxes, not the recipient? When you think of tax planning, most people think about minimizing the amount of taxes we pay every spring when we file taxes. But…

Proceeds from Auction of Famed Playwright’s Collection to Benefit His Foundation

Published July 19, 2017 by Brady Cobin Law Group, PLLC

One of America’s legendary playwrights was also an avid art collector, who amassed an extraordinary art collection. Unlike many collectors, he lived with his art, and it filled his downtown New York City loft. The Edward Albee Foundation will be…

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