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Garden upgrades 2018

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Garden upgrades 2018

Master MUM Landscape Designer Everett Day announces the full blossoming of two recent garden upgrade projects. The first three photos are near Hildenbrand Hall and the latter two near Verrill Hall. Click on the thumbnails to see full size...

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Bunching Donations

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Bunching Donations

If you’re charitably inclined but just short of surpassing the standard deduction, consider making two years’ worth of donations in 2018 to get over the hurdle so that you can itemize. This is known as “bunching” or acclerated charitable deductions. “My suggestion is to do zero or close to zero giving in one year and take the standard deduction,” said Jeff Fosselman, CPA and senior wealth advisor at Relative Value Partners in Northbrook, Illinois. “The following year, load all of your charitable giving for two years into one,” he said. If...

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MUM Graduation 2018

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Photos by Werner Elmker Werner Elmker Audio Visual Studio Photos by Ken West Sweet Light...

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MUM’S NEW LEADERS – June 2018 report

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MUM’S NEW LEADERS – June 2018 report

The Next Generation Bringing Consciousness-Based Education to the World We know you’ll be inspired to learn about some of the younger staff now in leadership roles at MUM, and so we’re introducing four of them to you in this article. We will feature more talented staff in future profiles. Just by their mere membership in the post-Baby Boomer generations, they are ensuring MUM’s mainstream societal relevance and securing connectedness into the future. But beyond their age, the administrators and faculty featured below, all in their 30’s and...

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Video: David E. Sykes on the value of trusts in estate planning

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Video: David E. Sykes on the value of trusts in estate planning

In the video below, Lawyer David E. Sykes discusses trusts, wills, and estate planning. See related document: Modern Legal Estate Planning: Protecting Your Loved Ones and Your Assets (why having a just will is not enough) “Signature” image is licensed under CC BY...

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MUM Alumni Mentoring in the Workplace

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MUM Alumni Mentoring in the Workplace

MUM MBA student Daniel Sharma interview on his MUM experience, internships, and his mentoring job opportunity with MUM Alum Matt Frank:

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Expedia Travel Site Names Fairfield a ‘Best Place to Escape’

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Expedia Travel Site Names Fairfield a ‘Best Place to Escape’

From beautiful small towns to quiet nature preserves, our country offers many great places in which to find your escape, and Expedia has chosen its favorites in each state, highlighting the rejuvenative things to do in such places. What is the “best of Iowa” in this category? Fairfield, of course, home of MUM… read on: https://viewfinder.expedia.com/features/best-place-escape-every-state/#Fairfield...

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US online giving 2017

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US online giving 2017

This article delineates patterns in US online giving in 2017.

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Winter in Fairfield

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Winter in Fairfield photo study courtesy of Werner Elmker. All rights reserved

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PAC Alert 12-2017

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PAC Alert 12-2017

Consider charitable giving before end of year to receive potential tax benefits A quick tip from the MUM PAC (Professional Advisory Committee): MUM donors may be able to benefit from tax advantages available through charitable giving if done before the end of the calendar year, due to changes that are expected in tax law. A few helpful facts: Under the new rules, most families won’t get as much tax benefit next year, since they will not be able to itemize deductions By giving this year, most families will be able to write it off as part...

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