Planned Giving Seminar

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05.17.2017


The West Shore Community College Foundation, in partnership with area community charitable foundations, is hosting a planned giving seminar on Thurs., June 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the college’s Administration and Conference Bldg.

The seminar is designed for those seeking to gain a basic understanding of planned giving and how proper gift planning can lead to larger gifts now and in the future. The seminar will feature a variety of fund development topics including the basics of bequests, lifetime gifts, gifts via wills and trusts, retained income gifts, and more.

The keynote speaker is Matthew Downey who has worked in the non-profit sector as a consultant, program manager and development officer for nearly 20 years. Currently, he serves as the nonprofit services program director for the Johnson Center for philanthropy at Grand Valley State University. In this role, he oversees the Johnson Center’s technical assistance and capacity building services for nonprofit organizations.

“Fund development professionals or those looking for opportunities to give to area charitable organizations will benefit from this seminar. The intent is to provide the financial tools foundations and individuals can use to retain more donor dollars to support charitable projects in our region,” said Thom Hawley, the executive director of WSCC’s Foundation. “We are grateful to a large group of local professionals who will provide their valuable experience and expertise to attendees.”

The Spectrum Health Foundation Ludington hospital, Manistee County Community Foundation, Community Foundation for Mason County, Community Foundation for Oceana County and the WSCC Foundation are the sponsors of the day-long seminar.

A reservation is required and may be made by contacting Tasha Dault at 843-5805 or tdault@westshore.edu. There is no cost to participants and a continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

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Author: Thomas Hawley | Executive Director of College Relations