Charitable Giving Through Donor-Advised Funds

When you make a charitable donation, how do you do it? Most people donate through “checkbook giving,” meaning that you decide how much to donate, select a charity, and send a payment. Often, this requires writing a check, processing a credit card, or even using electronic payment services like Venmo or PayPal.

By |June 26th, 2019|charity|0 Comments

3 tips to maximize your donations on #GivingTuesday

With the shopping frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we now turn to #GivingTuesday which is a day of charitable giving. Started back in 2012, this important day has been growing by leaps and bounds. In 2014, non-profits raised $45 million and that figure grew to over $300 million in 2017!!! Now that is some great impact. However, if you consider that online sales from Cyber Monday topped $7.9 billion, we still have a

By |November 27th, 2018|charity|0 Comments

Runnymede proudly sponsors the March for Babies

Every newborn baby should enter this world healthy. The March of Dimes is dedicated to doing their best to make sure that happens. That's why Runnymede Capital Management proudly served as a corporate sponsor of March of Dimes' March for Babies. Runnymede's Director of Research Chris Wang was honored to serve as the Chair for the Morris County walk for the 2nd consecutive year. The festivities took place at the County College of Morris in

Tips and tricks to teach your children about money

In 2004, the US Congress officially recognized April as National Financial Literacy Month as a way to improve knowledge and understanding of financial concepts such as budgeting, debt, saving and investing. These are crucial concepts to learn, however, there is very little formal financial education for our children. According to the Council for Economic Education, only a third of states require high school students to take a personal financial class in order to graduate. So

By |April 2nd, 2018|charity|0 Comments

Tip of the week: Give to charity anytime of year

This week on Andy's Inspired Money podcast, he spoke with Wendy Steele on the power of generosity and giving. Wendy is the founder and creator of Impact 100 which brings transformational grants to communities across the United States and Australia. Since its inception, Impact 100 has given away more than $45 million to worthy nonprofits.

By |March 28th, 2018|charity|0 Comments

My 10th anniversary on Kiva

This morning I received an email in my inbox from Kiva that reminded me today marks my 10th anniversary since joining the incredible microfinancing online platform. To celebrate, I made my 2500th loan which went to the Sreyhach's Group in Cambodia. Sreyhach makes a living cultivating rice and she does extra works as a farmer to support her family. In her village there is no reliable access to safe, clean drinking water. Having a water

By |October 31st, 2017|charity|0 Comments

5 reasons why I enjoy making loans on Kiva

Almost 10 years ago in October 2007, I made my first loan on Kiva.org whose mission is to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. My loan was to Mrs. Doung in Cambodia who needed $1,200 to purchase a motor-bike to transport her children to work. She was earning just $4.80/day in revenue and her husband was earnings $3.60/day. Such is life in the developing world and they were probably considered lucky earning more than

Runnymede sponsors March for Babies walk

newborn baby should enter this world healthy. The March of Dimes is dedicated to doing their best to make sure that happens. That's why Runnymede Capital Management proudly servedEvery  as a corporate sponsor of March of Dimes' March for Babies. Runnymede's Director of Research Chris Wang was honored to serve as the Chair for the Morris County walk held at Fairleigh Dickenson in Madison, NJ on April 30th and he looks forward to serving again

How to Value Your Charitable Stock Donations

Feeling a bit like Ebenezer Scrooge? It is still early yet this December so there's time for prepping, shopping, and holiday parties. And if you should find redemption after meeting the three Ghosts of Christmas, you may find yourself wanting to gift some of your appreciated stock to a qualified charity. If so, here's a quick article on valuing your charitable stock donation.

By |December 7th, 2016|charity|0 Comments

3 Reasons Why I Walk at the March for Babies

This weekend millions of people will gather around the United States and join together in the fight to end premature birth. The March for Babies is held yearly in over a thousand communities with the proceeds going to fund March of Dimes research to prevent premature births, birth defects and infant mortality. This will be the 3rd year that my family participates in this wonderful event. Last year Runnymede was a top corporate fundraiser in

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