Mid-America Planned Giving Council

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The Generous Business with Evan M. Lange

We will be exploring strategies and techniques for business owners to maximize tax savings and increase charitable giving by utilizing their business interest. We will discuss how entrepreneurs can multiply generosity by making charitable gifts of business interests prior to a sale/liquidation. We will also explore long-term options to leverage charitable giving of illiquid assets to create tax savings and additional cash giving.

You will learn about:

  • Taxable benefits of gifting business interests
  • Chartiable benefits of gifting business interests
  • Overview of the technical considerations when gifting business interests


7:30 – 7:50 am Registration/Breakfast
7:50 – 8:00 am Announcements
8:00 – 9:00 am Program

Presenter:  Evan M. Lange, J.D.
Evan serves as the Vice President of Gift Planning for National Christian Foundation Heartland. As Vice President of Gift Planning his primary role is to assist attorneys, advisors, and business owners in developing strategies and solutions to minimize their tax liability and maximize their charitable giving, specifically in the area of complex non-cash assets. This can include commercial real estate, intellectual property, and closely-held business interest.

Evan is a licensed attorney and prior to joining NCF – Heartland he practiced law at a large national firm. His legal practice focused generally on business and commercial matters, however he is now excited to use his legal background to help find new and creative ways to help reduce taxes and increase charitable giving. He graduated from William Jewell College before going on to receive his law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Member Quotes

Kirby GouldSpeaker: Kirby Hughes Gould, Vice-President, Christian Church Foundation

Kirby will lead the group through four donor case studies, where we will interact with each other to answer the following questions:
1. What is unique and distinctive about the donor’s situation?
2.  What solutions can be offered to the donor both personally and financially, and to benefit the charity?
3.  What additional resources need to be secured to assist the donor and the planned giving professional?

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PPP Tracks:

  • Core Competencies – Essential knowledge or skills from disciplines related to the field of philanthropic planning.
  • Charitable Estate Planning – Approaches to gifts integrating current or deferred components
  • Gift Design Essentials – Best practices for structuring gifts that benefit both donors and charitable organizations

7:30 am – Registration, continental breakfast, networking
8:00 am – Kirby’s presentation, including Q&A

About Kirby: Kirby Gould has been vice president for the North Central Zone of the Christian Church Foundation since October 1997. The Foundation assists Disciples of Christ churches in the areas of endowments, permanent funds, planned gifts, and bequests.  She serves the regions of Greater Kansas City, Mid America, Upper Midwest, Kansas and Nebraska.  She is also a board member of Partnership For Philanthropic Planning.

Before joining the Foundation, she worked for the National Benevolent Association, primarily as director of Development for the Oklahoma Christian Home in Edmond, OK for 13 years.

Kirby is a native of McPherson, KS, and a graduate of Phillips University in Enid, OK with a bachelor’s degree in music education/music therapy. After graduation she served as Church Admissions Director for the college. In 1999 she was named Outstanding Young Alum by Phillips University.

Kirby is a licensed minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and has received the designation of ChFC (Chartered Financial Consultant), CASL (Certified Advisor for Senior Living), and CAP (Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy). She belongs to the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and the Partners in Philanthropic Planning (PPP) where she served as President of the local chapter in 2011, and serves on the national board of PPP.

JT Cattle Director of Development, Avila University