FamilyWise exists to impart ideas for families to build harmony as they navigate the challenges of stewardship in their homes. Reaching harmony is an element of a thriving family. Have you ever arrived for an orchestra concert early enough to hear the various instruments warming up? As they tune, it’s anything but beautiful and it’s not harmonious.
“Family beach trips were the highlight of our summers when thte children were little. With imagination, Terry would fill our family’s ‘pirate chest’ with small treasures and hide it in the sand. A map with clues would guide our three children to find the treasure. It was a delight to see them work together and make their discovery,” shared Paula. This summer memory is a metaphor for their family’s journey.
A donor-advised fund (DAF) can be a useful tool to help you cultivate the principles we’ve learned in this FamilyWise newsletter edition. With a DAF, you can make charitable gifts to a family giving fund and then work with the next generation to determine what grants you would like to recommend be made from your DAF to your favorite charities.