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The Golden Donors: A New Anatomy of the Great Foundations By Waldemar A. Nielsen Published by E.P. Dutton, New York, 1989 ($12.95) REVIEWED BY DAVID E. SPIRO Member, The Ontario Bar This book is a detailed and thorough study of the largest U.S. foundations. A total of 36 foundations is discussed, each with at least…

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The Major Corporate Gift: A Fundraiser’s Guide Edited by Julia Gorman Published by The Canadian Centre for Philanthropy, Toronto, Ontario, 1989, pp. 44, Associates $6.95, Others $9.95. This manual (a collection of four papers presented at a one-day seminar sponsored by The Canadian Centre for Philanthropy in February, 1988) provides much useful information on techniques…

Shareholder-Designated Charitable Contributions: A Practical Response to Critics of Corporate Charitable Contributions

In the summer of 1989, a provocative article appeared in the Globe and Mail entitled “Three Good Reasons Why Firms Shouldn’t Support Good Causes”.1 In that piece, Terence Corcoran of the Report on Business concluded that corporations should not donate to charity. This article provoked angry reactions in Canada’s charitable community and gave rise to…

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Canadian Directory to Foundations (incorporating The Canadian Index to Foundation Grants), Eighth Edition Edited by Allan Arlett and Norah McClintock Published by The Canadian Centre for Philanthropy, Toronto, Ontario, 1988, pp. XXXV, 689. Foundations arc a vital component of philanthropy in Canada. In 1986, the last year for which accurate statistics are available, the foundations…

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Canadian Taxation of Charities and Donations (3rd ed.) By Arthur B.C. Drache Published by Richard De Boo Publishers, Toronto, 1987, $135 (supplements sold separately) REVIEWED BY DAVID E. SPIRO Student-at-Law, Ontario The sheer volume of recent legislative and judicial change in Canadian income tax law relating to charities (e.g., the recently proclaimed tax reform measures…