ECONOMIC COMMENTARY (08-06-2020)

August 6, 5:31 pm EST. Last month we wrote about the “disconnect” between stock market indices and the “real” economic challenges we face. This month we’ll focus on the reality: we’re within 2% of where the average market indices were before COVID-19 dominated our lives. Commodity prices for gold and silver are “up” because many fear inflation is near and bond interest rates (returns) are near zero. If you’re an investor and healthy, you’re doing alight, for the fourth month in a row.
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Navigating Private Philanthropy During COVID-19

COVID-19 highlighted many of the social ills that philanthropists and non-profits have dealt with for decades. We invited Peter Lipsett of DonorsTrust (DonorsTrust.org) and Catherine Schott Murray of Odin, Feldman, & Pittleman, P.C. (OFPLaw.com) and The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia (CFNOVA.com) to share their experience and expertise. They discussed what Community Foundations do for the community; how donor advised funds provide charitable flexibility; and how low-profile non-profits are surviving!
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