Opinion
January 04, 2017
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Wanted: Better Advice for Wealthy Donors

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Several decades ago, A&P heirs Marie and Charles Robertson, whose portraits are shown here, gave Princeton University $35 million for its Woodrow Wilson School. In 2008, their heirs sued the university saying it had misdirected some of those funds.

With the 2016 election just weeks behind us, it is still uncertain what the Trump administration’s influence on philanthropy will be.

But the odds are good that the number of huge gifts to nonprofits in America will continue to climb. If Congress...

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