The Books

In 2002, the founders of Sterling wrote the definitive guide to establishing and managing private foundations. "Creating a Private Foundation" has received critical acclaim. Click on this link to preview the contents or purchase.

Hoboken, NJ, Aug. 2011 – John Wiley & Sons releases "Managing Foundations and Charitable Trusts", the second edition of the critically acclaimed book, Creating a Private Foundation.

New chapters include:

    • Fraud, Inflation, and Market Risk
    • The Increased Prominence of Donor-Advised Funds
    • When the Shoe No Longer Fits: Exit Strategies for Foundations, DAFs, CRTs and CGAs
    • Unintended Consequences in Philanthropy

Click on this link to preview the contents or purchase.

Selected reviews

"This book is a great guide for those interested in charitable foundations.  Every donor should study it."

-Vernon Smith
2002 Nobel Prize Winner in Economics

"In Creating a Private Foundation, Roger Silk and Jim Lintott clearly explain a number of different giving strategies - both tax and philanthropic - to help donors make their limited resources go farther. I highly recommend it."

-Ace Greenberg
former Chairman, Bear Stearns

"If you are a donor to charity, or if you advise donors, you must have this book. You'll learn more than most experts know and you'll be empowered to have far more impact than you'd ever have thought possible."

-Mark Victor Hansen
co-creator, #1 NY Times best-selling series Chicken Soup for the Soul®
co-author, The One Minute Millionaire