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Interested in setting up a Charitable Gift Annuity?

At Bright Solutions, we are very happy to support you and your organization where we have professional expertise. Of course, we have a lot of experience with issues that extend beyond our technical practices in the business environment, so we will share what we know (not an opinion but something we can provide an actual documented reference). Whenever we are asked the particular question about Charitable Gift Annuities, we use the American Council on Gift Annuities references as follows :

What is a Charitable Gift Annuity?

A charitable gift annuity is a way to make a gift to your favorite charity, and still receive an income for yourself or others. It is a contract under which a charity, in return for a transfer of cash or other property, agrees to pay a fixed sum of money for a period measured by one or two lives. The person who contributes an asset for the annuity is called the “donor”, and the person who receives payments is called the “annuitant” or “beneficiary.” Usually, the annuitant is also the donor, but this is not always true. The maximum number of annuitants is two, and payments can be made to them jointly or successively.



The Bright Solutions now offers Fundraising Consulting Services.

For many not-for-profit organizations, engaging and growing philanthropic investment is an essential part of the bottom line.  Our fundraising practice is dedicated to helping our clients engage philanthropy in ways that help maximize their mission.  The Bright Solutions works cooperatively with the leadership within organizations, as well as the dedicated staff and volunteers to establish processes and goals that leverage the distinct assets and dynamic needs of each organization.

The marketplace and philanthropic conditions are constantly changing, and our clients face new opportunities and challenges every day.  That’s why our fundraising practice is centered on a forward thinking approach that implements the best solutions that can be activated now while strategically positioning organizations for future growth.

Our diverse and richly experienced team has its fingers on the pulse of today’s not-for-profit organization.  We’ve worked with the largest funders in the country and some of the smallest.  We offer a range and depth of experience to provide clients with unmatched solutions.  We are passionate about getting new initiatives off the ground or injecting even the most successful fundraising program with innovative approaches.

Recognizing Human Resources

Recognizing “human resources” are the most important asset that Bright Solutions brings to our clients, we purposely recruit and support an outstanding group of qualified personnel to meet the particular technical and logistical needs of the organizations that we serve. Between monthly scheduled staff meetings and daily exchanges of technical issues, each member brings current and sometimes unique twists and turns in the financial and general management facing our not-for-profit and for-profit entities to the forefront. Through a collective effort and an extensive body of both academic and professional expertise, every Bright Solutions professional is afforded an opportunity to learn more about how best to accommodate and comply – essential for a thriving delivery system.

Richard Kamenitzer Receives Jinx Hazel Arts Award

arts-council-award-solo-at-podiumRichard Kamenitzer, Principal of The Bright Solutions, recently received the Jinx Hazel Arts Award in recognition of his contributions to the Arts in Fairfax County, Virginia.  Richard has helped to build one of the nation’s most respected higher education programs for the arts and arts management, training hundreds of artists and arts administrators, helping young professionals create new arts programs, and sustaining local arts organizations in Fairfax communities.

Congratulations, Richard!

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