The collapse in December 2008 of Bernard Madoff’s investment company – and the unprecedented damage and destruction a number of foundations suffered in its wake – not only rattled the philanthropic sector, but left many organizations scrambling to answer unexpected (and unwanted) … [Read more...] about A Solid Crisis Plan is Your Lifeline
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It's hard not to be mesmerized by the unfolding affair of Bernard Madoff, not to be in awe of how one individual kept such a gigantic fraud going over a period of decades. Those of us who monitor the allocation of valuable philanthropic dollars are bemoaning the funds that were … [Read more...] about Ignorance Was Bliss
This is a must read article for everyone connected to the world of Jewish philanthropy - here are some excerpts from this morning's Jerusalem Post: Analysis: Why federations were less vulnerable to Madoff than family foundations It appears that the most devastating damage … [Read more...] about The Future of Family Foundations
We suggest you check out the cover story from this week's The Baltimore Jewish Times: Shaken at the Foundations “What Is Happening To Us?” asks Rabbi Mark G. Loeb, rabbi emeritus of Pikesville’s Beth El Congregation. “I remember a time, seemingly not so long ago, that th … [Read more...] about What’s There to Learn From the Madoff Case?