Mid-America Planned Giving Council

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2018 Program Committee

The Program Committee is responsible for planning and delivering the Council’s monthly educational programs.  The President-Elect has responsibility for scheduling and coordinating for their succeeding year as President the speakers, venues, catering, marketing, registration and attendance, and program evaluations for the monthly programs in January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November and December.  The current President has overall responsibility for coordinating and presenting the monthly programs he/she developed in his/her year as President-Elect.

CHAIR: Pat Smithson


  • Bill Eckert, Philanthropic Consultant
    Donor Motivation Program & Strategic Financial Partners
  • Kirby Gould, Vice-President
    Christian Church Foundation
  • Kevin Kirby, Senior Gift Planning Officer
    American Red Cross
  • John Martin, Managing Member
    JMA Group, LLC
  • Kerrie Nichols, Executive Director
    Wornall Majors House Museum
  • William Riek, Assistant Director,  Philanthropic Gift Planning
    Children’s Mercy Hospital
  • Lindsey Serrano, Senior Wealth Consultant
    Mariner Wealth Advisors

Member Quotes

MAPGC is the perfect network and resource for me

JT Cattle Director of Development, Avila University