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Advocating for the Future of Charitable Gift Planning with Michael Kenyon

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Advocacy is central to the PPP mission extending beyond government relations. PPP advocates not only for a positive tax environment for the charitable sector but also in support of its members and the field of charitable gift planning. This presentation will include an update on the latest legislative activities in Washington and what they mean for the charitable sector as well as an inside look at how PPP is changing its infrastructure and using national research data to identify and improve member services.

About our speaker:  Michael Kenyon is President and CEO of Partnership for Philanthropic Planning. For 11 years, he has served as the executive director of the Percussive Arts Society. At PAS, he lead an international music service organization that promotes percussion education, research, performance and appreciation, with 7,500+ members, 50 U.S. chapters and 28 international chapters. Among many successful initiatives at PAS, he led the organization through development of new facility for the Rhythm! Discovery Center, a museum and educational space that USA Today recently named one of the top places in the United States for hands-on music making.

Kenyon began his professional life as a musician before transitioning into nonprofit and arts administration. He has worked with St. Martin’s Hospitality Center for the homeless and Celebrate Youth, which was recognized by the Kellogg Foundation as an exemplary program in the development of young adults. He also served several years as executive director of the New Mexico Jazz Workshop.


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