Giving anonymously isn’t easy, especially
for the superrich.
Most charitable givers do not
give for the attention they will receive as a result. In fact, most of them
eschew attention because it tends to only invite more uninvited “attention” for
Whatever your reason, consider
taking steps to ensure your own anonymity even as you go out and try to ensure
the wellbeing of your favorite charities. How do you give anonymously?
In short, this is a common
predicament and there are several established charitable vehicles for giving
with solutions that promise some amount of anonymity. Some, as you may expect,
are better than others.
For a breakdown and analysis of
these vehicles, take a look at a recent Forbes
article titled “How To Stay Anonymous When You Give To
Charity.” In the end, the
best solutions tend to vary based on the nature of the assets you intend to
give, the scope of your giving, and on the charitable recipients.
Reference: Forbes (September 19, 2012) “How To Stay Anonymous When You Give To