Arguing the case for Endowment

Will a foundation have a greater impact if it commits its entire endowments in limited period of time? Or does the community benefit more when a foundation provides gradual support in perpetuity?

That is the question posed by The Philanthropist, an online journal with a focus on Canada’s nonprofit sector.

Kathy Hawkesworth joined The Philanthropist to argue the benefits of permanent ongoing support..

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Kathy Hawkesworth (LLB TEP) is the Director of Donor Services at ECF. Before discovering her passion for gift planning, Kathy was a tax advisor practicing within a law firm and a national accounting firm. Since leaving private practice and joining ECF, Kathy has met with hundreds of donors. She has helped donors establish over 300 different endowment funds that now provide meaningful, ongoing support to the causes important to them. Kathy is the past chair of the Edmonton roundtable of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP). She’s also a member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Professionals), the Estate Planning Council of Edmonton, and the Wills & Estates Section of the Canadian Bar Association. Outside the office, she leads a quiet but busy life – a sandwich generation mom of young adults and a daughter of an elderly dad. She loves food, travelling, and has a personal fitness goal to be skilled and strong enough to go heli-skiing — maybe this year, maybe next…