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The Failed Bloom of the Astors

Flowers only last for a season.  Such was the case of the Astor family. John Jacob Astor was born in 1763 in Germany.  He emigrated to New York at the end of the Revolutionary War.  A chance conversation led him into fur trading and the establishment of a fur goods shop in New York. That little » 

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Bart Farmer and the Dream of The Homeless Foundation

Some people have dreams and stop there. Others have dreams and take action. Bart Farmer was one of those guys. An entrepreneur by heart. But the stuff it takes to build a business is sometimes different from what it takes to see the world with heart. Bart had both. He lived in an affluent » 

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A 2018 Giving Trend to Watch: The Noncash Gift

We’ve been handling noncash gifts for years at The Signatry. I remember one of my first noncash gifts was a 1967 Pontiac. It was a sweet car, and the donor told me simply that he couldn’t bear to sell it but he could give it to Jesus. But the trend of noncash giving is continuing. I »