Mid-America Planned Giving Council

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Washington & Economic Update, Annual Membership Meeting

Friday, January 10, 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. – Science Center, Room 115 at Rockhurst University           


Annual Meeting: We will elect our 2014 slate of new Board members and recognize outgoing Board members before the program.


Kelly D. Edmiston, Senior Economist in Community Development, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City


 Kelly Edmiston will provide an economic update along with its impact on our region and the nonprofit sector, especially in the areas of assessing community needs as they relate to housing, employment, etc., and the impact on the philanthropic sector in many ways as you well know. 

PPP Track:  Core CompetenciesEssential knowledge or skills from disciplines related to the field of philanthropic planning.

Kelly D. Edmiston is Senior Economist in Community Development at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.  There he conducts research on issues involving regional economic development, community development, consumer finance, and public finance.  He also provides expert commentary to community leaders, policymakers, and the media, advises senior Bank officials, and provides written commentary for academic journals and Federal Reserve publications.   Kelly has worked extensively for the World Bank and the USAID and has published over 40 articles in economics and public policy.  Prior to joining the Federal Reserve, he was Assistant Professor of Economics and Senior Associate at the Fiscal Research and International Studies centers at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University.  Kelly holds BA and PhD degrees from the University of Tennessee.

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?

Eventbrite - Case Study Discussions on Gift Strategies

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