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Institute for Family Culture

Incorporating values, vision, and mission to achieve your goals

Family culture provides a distinctive and multifaceted foundation for considering wealth in its fullest context. Driven by intellectual curiosity and a passion for innovation, the Institute for Family Culture is dedicated to helping clients surface and address their key priorities at the dynamic intersection of financial, human, intellectual, and social capital.

A clear understanding of family history, values, strengths and interests, coupled with intentional and well-informed plans, plays an important role in stewarding unique wealth and building a meaningful legacy.

The Abbot Downing Difference


Experienced Team

Working with a highly experienced consulting team of PhD and other advanced-degree professionals in education, psychology, history, and business, you can explore your family and business history and receive integrated strategic advice to address family culture challenges and opportunities.

Focused Consulting

Ultra-high-net-worth clients have sophisticated needs related to business interests, multigenerational stakeholders, and family foundations. We help guide you through succession planning, social impact analysis, managing business transitions or sales, and a full-range of family dynamics and governance matters to help create plans that align with your goals.

Thought Leadership and Innovation

Our experienced team collaborates with renowned academic institutions to design client events and educational opportunities to share innovative thinking and leading edge solutions pertaining to family, business, and community.

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The Institute for Family Culture is organized into four centers of excellence, each offering a distinct focus and set of capabilities to assist you:



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