Mid-America Planned Giving Council

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Virtual Seminar – “Start and Grow your Planned Giving Program” from Crescendo

Wednesday, May 14
1:00 – 2:00 pm
No charge

Are you just getting started in planned giving? Would you like to restart your planned giving program? Join us to learn the fundamentals of cultivating planned giving donors and closing planned gifts. You will learn the basics of bequests, gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts, and how to handle major gifts of appreciated property. This webinar also includes valuable information on planned gifts marketing, gift acceptance and administration.

Location:  The Plaza Room on the 2nd Floor of the Conference Center at the UMKC Administrative Building – 5115 Oak.  Elevators are available in the center part of the building.

Parking:  Parking is directly across the street between Oak Street and Brookside.  Enter from Oak Street in front of the Administrative Building.  This is a large surface lot that includes both faculty/staff permit parking and visitor metered parking.  Visitor metered parking is clearly marked with parking space numbers.  A central pay station sits on the east edge of the parking lot and accepts coins, cash and credit cards.  The rate is $1.00 per hour.

Lunch:  Please bring a lunch.  Several restaurants are available just NORTH of the parking lot.  Vending machines are also available in a small “break room” just left/east of the 2nd floor elevator.  Coffee and water will be available.

Reserve your space: Please enter your RSVP for this free event. If you are bringing guests, please include their name & organization. We look forward to seeing you on May 14!

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