HOW DO I PRESERVE MY DONOR INTENT?
Arthur N. Rupe Foundation
Unfortunately, it's not uncommon for donors' gifts to be used for purposes other than those they intended. Organizations sometimes stray from their missions-or go out of business. Changes in leadership and financial circumstances can erode donor intent. Through the ways in which you structure your giving, and through careful planning, you can ensure that your contributions are used in the way that you want over time.
ARTHUR N. RUPE FOUNDATION:
"To shine the light of truth on critical and controversial issues" is the core mission of the Arthur N. Rupe Foundation. Its founder, Arthur N. Rupe, was a successful high school debater who believes that the promotion of genuine debate is essential to the preservation of a free and democratic society.
As a result, the Rupe Foundation has taken an active role in funding the nation's leading high school debate organization, the National Forensic League, and is the principal sponsor of major collegiate debate competitions like the Madison Cup at James Madison University. In coming years, the foundation will also sponsor civic-debate initiatives in cities throughout the country.
How to ensure that future leaders of the foundation adhere to the donor's intention of promoting free and open debate is a recurring issue for the foundation's current leadership. American Philanthropic is working with the Arthur N. Rupe Foundation to establish an operational framework that will help to ensure the founder's intentions are carried out over time.
- Daylong consultation on the principles of effective philanthropy.
- Strategic goal-setting.
- Donor-intent audits.
- Assistance securing or recovering donor intent.
- Analysis and improvement of giving impact.