Charitable Giving

Hope and New Beginnings

By Jennifer Cowan / December 5, 2017

Recently I had the opportunity to give presentations on estate planning. In November local financial planning associations, with others, hosted the 2nd annual Marin Financial Planning Day. Participants had the opportunity to meet with a certified financial planner for a ½ hour and attend various presentations on budgeting, estate planning and investing. I spoke on…

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Happy New Year

By Jennifer Cowan / January 14, 2017

Happy New Year! I hope the year has started off well for all of you. I spent the winter solstice at Spirit Rock, my first ever overnight meditation retreat. It was so hard! I had expected it to be challenging but it way exceeded my expectations. After some recovery and processing I decided that I…

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Happy Holidays

By Jennifer Cowan / December 2, 2016

Welcome to the last month of the year. We have all worked so hard to get here! In preparation for end of year charitable donations and spring cleaning I have been working to reduce the number of clothes in my closet. So far it has felt very liberating to have less. As my clients prepare…

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Recent Scientific Advances

By Jennifer Cowan / February 1, 2016

Last month the American Cancer Society Gift and Estate Planning Advisory Board hosted an educational lunch seminar for local professionals and friends of the American Cancer Society. Dr. Scott Oakes of UCSF discussed his research (funded in part by ACS) into apoptosis or “cell suicide.” The hope is that a better understanding of apoptosis will…

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Charitable Giving

By Jennifer Cowan / January 15, 2015

Happy New Year! It is January, time of new beginnings. In my small garden I already see hyacinths poking out of the ground. Have you made any resolutions yet? Why not think about what charities you would like to support this year, either through your efforts or monetarily. The IRS recently issued tax tips for…

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