Learn to make the most of charitable giving at Hanover seminar

Maria Yohn
York Dispatch
Bryan Tate

A charitable planning seminar will be held to teach professional advisers and their clients about the various ways they can give back to their community after they're gone.

It will be held at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, at the Guthrie Memorial Library in Hanover. 

The breakfast seminar will be the first presented by the Adams County Community Foundation, according to Ralph Serpe, president and CEO.

The title of the event is "Charitable Planning Through Community Foundations," and it will explore a variety of charitable planning options that are available through community foundations, he said.

Charitable options often come into play when people are making their estate plans, and they usually wish to give back to the community in myriad ways, including supporting the arts, education and nonprofit organizations, Serpe said. 

Participants also will learn how to navigate a recent tax law change that increased the standard deduction used by two-thirds of Americans to $12,000 for individuals and $24,000 for married couples. The charitable-giving deductions these taxpayers would normally take don't add up to as much now, Serpe said, but participants will learn ways to work around that.

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The event's speaker will be Bryan Tate, president of Building Unrestricted LLC, a consulting firm focused on assisting community foundations.

Tate served as vice president of the York County Community Foundation for 14 years, leading both its grant making and funding departments and working with donors and families to create legacies for their communities.

A native of York County, Tate is a graduate of Spring Grove Area High School and Temple University.

"He's a national speaker who happens to live in York County," Serpe said. "This has been his life's work for 14 years." 

Event tickets are complimentary and available at the foundation's website at www.adamscountycf.org.

The Adams County Community Foundation is a private philanthropic organization that uses grants and initiatives to address issues facing York and Adams counties as well as building a public endowment for future needs. It also assists donors in identifying and achieving their philanthropic goals.