Apple Introduces ResearchKit, Giving Medical Researchers the Tools to Revolutionize Medical Studies

SAN FRANCISCO—March 9, 2015—Apple® today announced ResearchKit™, an open source software framework designed for medical and health research, helping doctors and scientists gather data more frequently and more accurately from participants using iPhone® apps. World-class research institutions have already developed apps with ResearchKit for studies on asthma, breast cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and Parkinson’s disease.* Users decide if they want to participate Read more [...]

End-of-year giving tax savings: Good through Dec 31

If you’re 70 and a half years old or older, we’ve got good news about tax-free giving options. Last Friday, before getting on Honolulu-bound Air Force One, the President signed the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 (HR 5771). What does this mean? If you are an IRA owner over age 70 and a half, you are once again able to transfer up to $ 100,000 from your IRA directly to the Honolulu Museum of Art without having to pay income tax on the distribution. However, if you want to make this type of Read more [...]

Giving To Charity – Three Questions To Ask Before You Write The Check

I remember one chilly winter morning when I was in San Francisco, sitting in the window of a cafe enjoying a warm cup of coffee. A homeless man sat on a box in front of the cafe with an empty coffee can in one hand and a sign that said […]
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A Guide to Giving MoMA Books

Books are a staple of the gift-giving season, and for good reason. Whether you’re looking for a elegant tome for a colleague, a playful yet smart book kids will love as much as parents, or a classic edition for an art connoisseur, you’ll find a book to suit every taste from MoMA’s award-winning publications. Here are our picks in some of the most popular categories: All photos by Matthew Pimm Lives of Artists Duchamp: A Biography — The definitive biography of the infamously enigmatic Read more [...]

The season of giving: See the museum’s recent gifts and acquisitions starting Thursday

Museums are constantly adding to their collections—filling the gaps of periods, artists and media—through purchases, but more often through gifts. On Dec. 4, you’ll get a chance to see what’s new in the Honolulu Museum of Art’s collection when three exhibitions open. The thematic centerpiece is Recent Acquisitions, a showcase of works in a wide range of media—paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, prints and textiles—that have recently come into the museum’s possession, or Read more [...]

Let’s Put An End To Restricted Giving

We like to think that private charitable giving is inherently different to, say, buying a service. This is why governments subsidize the one but not the other (tax exemptions amount to $ 55 billion per year in the US alone). In practice, however, donations are much more transactional than most donors admit. […]
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Success Tips: Talking To Impaired Aging Parents About Giving Up Financial Control

When an aging parent shows signs of cognitive decline, it may be up to you, the adult child, to take protective action. You need legal permission, in the form of a Durable Power of Attorney, but you also need a strategy about how to approach your aging parent. Show your respect for how difficult it is to give up control. Choose the right time and place, free of outside stresses to begin the conversation. Expect resistance, but gently push on. Memory loss in an aging parent means vulnerability Read more [...]