Our private wealth advisers can help you realise your philanthropic goals. We also provide exclusive access to LGT Venture Philanthropy - which provides scalable solutions to social and economic problems.

The art of giving

Greek playwright Aeschylus coined the term philanthropy in the 5th century BCE. It meant “love of humanity.” Today, philanthropy means generosity in all its forms and is often defined as giving gifts of “time, talent and treasure” to help make life better
for other people.

If giving is right for you, we can help you do it in an efficient and easy to manage way.

You might be considering giving as an individual, a family, a community or as a business.

Regardless of who you are, it is important to understand what type of structure will suit you best, or if you need one at all. The key things to consider are :

  • How much you intend to give
  • The time-frame for your giving
  • The level of engagement you want as the donor

However, you may not need a structure set up at all.

For example, if you are giving one-off amounts, if those amounts are under $10,000 per year and short term, then the benefits of setting up a structure may well not be realised. Also, if tax deductibility isn’t required, then maybe a structure isn’t the right thing for you.

Your adviser can talk you through a range of structures including:

  • Private Ancillary Fund (PAF) 
  • Sub-fund in a Public Ancillary Fund (PuAF) 
  • Private Charitable Trust 
  • Testamentary or Will Trust

Wanting to get involved?

The opportunities for philanthropy are limitless.

In almost every field of human activity, thoughtful and focused giving can make life better. Faced with such a wide range of possibilities, even the most clear-sighted philanthropist, the most financially comfortable individual could be forgiven for hesitating before answering the question: what do I want to achieve?

Your adviser can help guide you through a process of self-reflection by drawing on your motivations and experiences, and your skills and resources to decide what issue you want to focus on, whom you want to help and where you want to act.

Speak to one of our private wealth advisers today