Philanthropic Advising

‘Effective philanthropy requires a lot of time and creativity – the same kind of focus and skills that building a business requires.’
Bill Gates

One of our greatest passions is working with individual donors and their families to guide and advise them on creating the greatest personal impact from their giving.  KWC will take away the feeling of being overwhelmed by the choices you have and carve a clear path towards engagement and enjoyment from your giving.

KWC will work with you to create philanthropic strategies that are aligned to your personal and family’s values, and a plan that allows you to have  the greatest impact from your giving.

Services Offered:

  • Research into areas of giving interest
  • Creating strategies and plans for giving
  • Advice and counsel on giving

As the former Vice-President of Philanthropy at the Toronto Community Foundation Karen worked directly with 34 family funds.  Working together, Karen ensured that their money was being managed efficiently, by the Investment companies employed by the Foundation, and connected the donors directly to the causes that were closest to their hearts.

Discretion and confidentiality are important factors when working with philanthropists and their family, however, a philanthropist that Karen has worked directly with wished to share the following.

‘I worked with Karen over an 18-month period to shape and refine the areas I was interested in giving to.  Karen listened to what was of interest to me and where I wished to achieve the greatest impact.  With Karen’s knowledge of the charitable sector, locally and internationally, and her gentle direction, support and guidance my thinking evolved over the time we spent together.  With Karen’s insight and donor-centred approach I now not only give to charities that I am personally passionate about but I and my family can see the direct impact that our gifts have made’.
International Philanthropist

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