William F. Austin founded the Starkey Hearing Foundation in 1984 with the premise: Alone we cant do much, but together we can change the world. Although hearing loss affects 63 million children worldwide, many do not have access to hearing devices. Starkey Hearing Foundation fits and gives more than 100,000 hearing aids annually, and as a member of President Clinton's Global Initiative, it has pledged to fit one million hearing aids this decade. Heres how one advisor encourages philanthropic efforts of his clients by being a philanthropist himself.
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Karla D'Alleva Valas, a managing director of the Complex Asset Group for Fidelity Charitable, says she cringes during her church's services when congregants drop envelopes of what she assumes is cash into the donations basket. Why? Cash is expensive, she told advisors at the Women Advisors Forum in Dallas on Thursday. more »