Kevin O’Connor Webinar

On April 20th, Insuring A Better World Fund founders David Simon and Robert Stuchiner presented an overview of the charity to The American College of Financial Services during an online webinar. The event centered on the incredible legacy of Kevin O’Connor, who was an American College alumni and Insuring A Better World Fund’s first policy donor, and the innovative philanthropic alternative that the charity now offers individuals with unwanted or unneeded life insurance policies. Kevin’s legacy sized gift, through the Insuring A Better World Fund to the American College of Financial Services, provides for numerous scholarships to be awarded. “A

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Message from the President

An IABWF first. I attended the bi-annual American Council on Gift Annuities conference in Seattle last month. The lay leadership chaired by Joseph Bull stocked an impressive array of breakout sessions in the two day conference. I never fail to learn something new and continue to be impressed by the attending  charitable organizations. This conference also reinforced the crucial role IABWF should play in a charity’s planned giving outreach. IABWF earns no commissions and does not write or accept new life insurance policies. We focus on the 88% of policies that lapse. IABWF only asks that if your donor is

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URGENT TAX BILL CHARITY OPPORTUNITY

How the Tax bill affect the motivations of individual donors and foundations to donate to your nonprofit? Paraphrasing Raising Change’s Kathy LeMay; ‘This bill nominally retains the existing itemized deduction for charitable donations, but by nearly doubling the standard deduction, it effectively puts this important incentive to give out of reach for 95 percent of American taxpayers, according to a study from the Lilly School of Philanthropy. That study projects the reduction in the number of people who itemize would result in a decrease in charitable giving in the U.S. by up to $13 billion annually. Other studies set the

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NCPP Baltimore 2017 – IABWF Exhibitors

Co-founders Robert Stuchiner and David Simon at the IABWF exhibit booth during the 2017 NCPP conference in Baltimore. This is the third year IABWF has exhibited at the nation’s prestigious planned giving conference. The conference is attended by Planned giving professionals representing each charitable sector. IABWF’s mission supports universities, hospitals, disease oriented, poverty tackling, religious, etc. All specialists learn and share at this three day event. IABWF’s life insurance donation program is the new topic. Most charities for several good reasons do not accept life insurance policies as donations unless the donor pays the ongoing premium. Further, life insurance is

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NCPP Baltimore 2017- A Birthday Wish

Co-founder, Robert Stuchiner, blows out the candles celebrating his 60th birthday. Despite being severely visually impaired, Robert only recently had to stop skiing and rollerblading. And at a time long before cell phones that read your messages, Robert’s accomplishments in the life insurance industry marvel and rival the best and brightest in the industry. Robert and his wife, Judy, are committed to philanthropy and the success to help fund charities seeking cures for disease. Cures would not only affect Robert, but also one of his own children who is diabetic. The money lost in valuable life insurance policies is there

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IABWF Raffle Donation at NCPP Baltimore 2017

IABWF exhibits at the 2017 NCPP in Baltimore. Pictured IABWF sponsor’s a donation contest giving away $18,000 to five chosen charities. IABWF received 63 entrants. Planned giving professionals from across the charitable spectrum entered their non-profit for the chance to be selected for the top donation of $10,000 or one of the other four donations.

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$10,000 Raffle Donation Winner is…….The University of Michigan!!

Co-Founders Robert Stuchiner and fist pumping David Simon present the top donation of $10,000 to The University of Michigan Sally Baker, Carine Hails & Donna Snyder laugh it up over David’s alma mater receiving the gift. The University of Michigan is one of the nation’s and the world’s top universities. It excels in science technology engineering and math, as well as business and the liberal arts. When David entered in the fall of 1976 the Wolverines were the top ranked football and basketball team. David’s wife, Pam, is also a Michigan alumnus (years later) graduating from the school with a

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