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The Winning Team Spirit of LNWM’s Jeanne Goussev in Race to Alaska

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That is Jeanne Goussev, 2nd from the left, captain of the eight-women team that won the Race to Alaska on June 25, 2018, finishing first among 43 competing sailboats. We all know Jeanne as Managing Director of Fiduciary Services here at LNWM, leading a team that excels at trust and estate planning for clients and their families. Says Jeanne of this major win by her “Sail Like a Girl” team, average age 41:

”We hope we can inspire others to tackle something that they are afraid of, that challenges them, and to meet the inner warrior that they do not get to spend time with every day.  For me, this was the greatest gift that this epic journey presented. This race was always about something more than winning.”

That is the attitude that Jeanne brings with her every day. She inspires her team at LNWM to do whatever it takes to make sure our clients’ wishes are carried out, not just once but consistently, and especially during times of turmoil and distress.

Jeanne and her sailing team (“Sail Like a Girl”) are donating their first prize ($10,000) net of expenses to the Pink Boat Regatta to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Read this article in The Seattle Times about Jeanne and her crew and the 750-mile non-motorized race from Port Townsend, WA to Ketchikan, AK.

Laird Norton Family of Companies Recognized for Philanthropic Work

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Community word cloud, heart conceptAt a ceremony earlier today, the Puget Sound Business Journal named Laird Norton Wealth Management a 2018 Top Corporate Philanthropist. This is the the fourth time LNWM has been recognized with this honor. In addition, our parent company — the Laird Norton Company — was on the top corporate philanthropists list and was also named this year’s Corporate Champion for Education. Having two branches of the Laird Norton family of companies recognized demonstrates the commitment to community that has defined the Laird Norton history for seven generations. … Read More

Laird Norton Wealth Management Named Leading Corporate Philanthropist

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group of diverse hands together joining conceptWe are very proud to be again included in The Puget Sound Business Journal’s 2018 Corporate Philanthropy List. We have deep roots in our region and our philanthropic mission has for many years been to help create a more vibrant and socially connected community for the benefit of our employees, our clients and everyone who lives here.

The Puget Sound Business Journal (PSBJ) recognized Laird Norton Wealth Management among 75 companies in Washington State that “are striving to be better and more responsible businesses by rethinking how they interact with ‘The Triple Bottom Line’ — people, planet and profit.”  In total, the 75 companies gave just over $246 million in Washington State in 2017, of which $155 million was in cash gifts, according to the PSBJ.

Here at LNWM, we believe corporate philanthropy should leverage all the existing capabilities within a company — not just money but also expertise and employee involvement —  for the benefit of society and the company itself. We have found that well-coordinated philanthropic efforts can unite a community and achieve results that are far greater than the sum of what each participant contributes.

Read more about LNWM’s community involvement here.

Corporate Social Responsibility Starts with Strong Community Engagement

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Photo of Erin MoyerErin Moyer, LNWM’s Managing Director of Marketing and Communications (photo), will lead a discussion today at a luncheon sponsored by the Corporate Giving Network at the Bellevue Museum of Art. The topic: LNWM’s commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), with an emphasis on community engagement, partnerships and special programs designed to increase income from planned giving.

Philanthropy is a core component of LNWM’s corporate strategy and has been for many years. Our goal: a more vibrant and socially connected community for the benefit of our employees, our clients and everyone in our region.

At LNWM, we believe corporate philanthropy should leverage all the existing capabilities within a company — not just money but also expertise and employee involvement —  for the benefit of local communities and the company itself. We have found that well-coordinated philanthropic efforts can unite a community and achieve results that are far greater than the sum of what each participant contributes.

Will the New Tax Law Hurt Charities?

Financial and Business Planning, In the Community

People around meeting table discussing charity donationsYesterday, LNWM’s Kristi Mathisen spoke to the Washington Planned Giving Council about the new 2017 tax law, which some fear will hurt donations to charities and non-profits. Although tax deductions for charitable giving are still allowed under the new law, what has changed dramatically is the standard deduction, says Kristi, LNWM’s Managing Director of Tax and Financial Planning. … Read More