Not So Simple

[A version of this post was published in the Chronicle of Philanthropy on August 12, 2015.] I often hear donor-advised funds marketed as “giving, simplified.” I appreciate the gist of this. Donor-advised funds allow donors to contribute appreciated securities in one...

Small Potatoes

Back in the Soviet Union, you had to stand in three lines to buy potatoes. I know: I stood in those lines. I spent a semester in 1980 as an exchange student in what was then Leningrad (since rechristened St. Petersburg). I have a lot of memories from those days, none...