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Philanthropic Advisory Services

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Support the causes you care deeply about

Make a lasting impact on your community and for future generations with your wealth. Northern Trust’s team of philanthropy advisors can guide your charitable giving and social impact investment options. We’ll help you craft a strategic, long-term plan that reflects your goals so you can support the causes you are passionate about and leave a legacy that endures.

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Including younger family members in your philanthropic activities allows you to pass on values, share experiences and establish traditions. Find best practices for communicating with younger family members to help spark their charitable interests and some emerging giving strategies that have grown in popularity in recent years.

Donor Advised Funds have become the fastest growing vehicle in philanthropy. However, not all donor advised fund programs operate the same way. Learn some common pitfalls to avoid and what to do before establishing and funding an account.

Marguerite H. Griffin

Marguerite H. Griffin

Director, Philanthropic Advisory Services
Marguerite specializes in administering charitable trusts and private foundations, and facilitating family philanthropy retreats.

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