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Conference on Philanthropy 2012

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Xavier University

Sally Alspaugh is nationally recognized for her ability to bring clarity and common sense to the complex issues of income and estate tax avoidance.

An engaging educator, speaker and lecturer, Sally presents advanced strategies in layman's language interspersed with real life case studies and anecdotes. Serving as advisor to wealthy Cincinnati individuals and families for over 30 years, Sally has conducted hundreds of presentations on topics that includeDiscovering Your Life Goals and Values, How to Legally Avoid Unnecessary Taxation, Transforming Taxable Capital into Social Capital, Building Family Legacies, and other approaches to family wealth planning for the affluent.

She has been a frequent guest expert for Cincinnati WVXU's Law Talk and WAXY 790 AM's Funny Money in Miami, Florida. For years, her column was featured in Eastside Weekend's financial section.

Sally is past President of the National Association of Philanthropic Planners, International Association of Advisors in Philanthropy, past President of Queen City Association, Trustee of The Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council, former Advancement Committee member of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, and Advisor to Bethesda Foundation. She has spoken for the Bethesda Foundation, United Way, Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Xavier University, Warren County Foundation, Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, University of Cincinnati Foundation and the Fine Arts Fund.

Sally is a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® andholds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Denison University. Sally and her husband Jon are new grandparents!

Seattle International Foundation

Paula Clapp is Vice-President of the Board and Co-Founder of the Seattle International Foundation. Paula also co-founded Global Partnerships in 1994 with her husband, Bill Clapp, to promote economic opportunity for people living in poverty in Latin America. In addition to her work with Global Partnerships, Paula is active in the Seattle community and is a founding member of the Washington Women’s Foundation. Paula holds a master’s degree in counseling and has worked as a middle school counselor at Zion Preparatory Academy, and as a volunteer recreational therapist at Children’s Hospital in Seattle. She is a co-founder of Stolen Youth, a non-profit that is working to raise awareness and funding to support local sexually exploited youth . Paula is also an investor in the movie "Sold” which is under production and seeks to draw attention to international sex trafficking.

Bill Clapp is a businessman and philanthropist from Seattle. He is the retired Chairman and former President of Matthew G Norton, Co., a diversified investment company. He formerly served on the boards of Weyerhaeuser Company and Alaska Airlines and Lanoga Corporation, one of the largest privately held building supply companies in the country. He and his wife, Paula, developed an interest in microcredit and international development in 1992 while on a trip to El Salvador. He has worked in the field of microfinance since 1994 in Latin America through Global Partnerships (, which they founded, and continues as chairman. Global Partnerships now has a network of partners in eight Latin American countries which provides credit services to over 800,000 low income self employed individuals. With other leading Northwest internationalists he co-founded the Initiative for Global Development ( in 2002, a national business organization dedicated to reducing global poverty. In 2006 with the University of Washington he co-founded and is chairman of Global Washington ( which is an association of organizations in the State of Washington who are engaged in international social, economic and environmental development work. Also, that same year he and his wife launched the Seattle International Foundation ( of which he is currently President. He also served on the boards of the Rural Development Institute (Landesa) an international land rights organization and the US Global Leadership Coalition, RESULTS, two other microfinance organizations and helped launch the Central American Leadership Initiative with which he is still active. Earlier he has been active with the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce, Greater Seattle YMCA, and Zion Preparatory Academy. He was honored to receive the International Humanitarian Service Award by the Seattle Rotary, the World Citizen Award by the World Affairs Council of Seattle and received an Honorary Doctor of Humanities from Seattle University.

Ward & Connolly

 Principal with Paul Ward in Ward & Connolly, a provider of life insurance consulting and sales services  1978 graduate of Duke Law School  Admitted to the bar in Ohio and Florida  More than 30 years of experience in tax law, estate, business, and life insurance planning  Frequent speaker on life insurance and its uses in estate and succession planning Recent speeches include: • 2010 Ohio Bar Association Annual Convention • 2009 Columbus Bar Association Annual Probate Law Institute • 2009 Catholic Foundation Annual Estate Planning Seminar • Ohio Society of CPAs • Columbus and Worthington, Ohio Estate Planning Councils  Has acted as an expert witness in litigation involving life insurance policies  Interviewed and quoted by the Wall Street Journal on life insurance topics  Regularly provides life insurance policy evaluation and consulting to charities, law firms and trustees  Guest Lecturer at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business Masters of Business Administration program  An approved provider of Continuing Education for: the Accountancy Board of Ohio, the Commission on Continuing Legal Education, the Ohio Department of Insurance, and the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards

PresidentSunBridge, Inc.

Scott Farnsworth has over 30 years experience as an estate-planning attorney and financial planner. He served as Vice President and Trust Officer at Trustmark National Bank, and was a professor of business law at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Scott is the author of three books, including the popular Like a Library Burning: Saving and Sharing a Lifetime of Stories, and Double Your Sales: An Honest and Authentic Approach to Professional Selling.

He is the President of SunBridge, Inc., a Harmony, Florida-based training and development company for estate planners, financial advisors, and philanthropic professionals, teaching them how to improve their businesses through the power of stories, the power of relationships, and the power of processes. Scott is a well-known national public speaker and presenter who was named ‘Innovator of the Year’ by Financial Advisor Magazine.

The Legacy Companies, LLC

Todd Fithian has literally grown up in the Financial Services industry. As a member of the third generation of the family in the industry, Todd along with his late brother Scott C. Fithian, were always driven to approach things a little differently than their predecessors. As Todd often puts it, by starting at a different place, more effective, lasting results will certainly be delivered.

A lifelong entrepreneur, Todd formed his own financial advisory firm in Boston soon after graduating from The University of Massachusetts. Todd then joined forces with his brother Scott in 1996 to form The Legacy Companies, a consulting company for professional advisors to learn and implement the Fithian’s proprietary "Discovery Process”. As co-developer of The Legacy Wealth Optimization System®, Todd has consulted with advisors, business owners, corporations and families in the US, Canada and Australia.

Today, Todd is the CEO of The Legacy Companies and a frequent speaker on the subject of Client Discovery and Sustainability. Although not as often as he would like, Todd continues to spend time consulting with business owners and families, leading them through their own Discovery Process.

Todd and his wife Debbie have two sons and a daughter. When he’s away from his work, Todd is often found in a hockey rink behind the bench coaching his two son’s teams.

CEOHorwitz & Associates, Inc.

Jerry Horwitz is CEO of Horwitz & Associates, Inc., a Broker/Dealer and Investment Advisory firm. He is also President of Horwitz Philanthropic Advisors.

Besides his multi disciplines in finance and the investment business, Jerry’s heart has been in philanthropy for the past forty years. Jerry possesses a conservative investment philosophy, a high sense of integrity and provides time-tested advice and strategies. He actively and enthusiastically gets others involved in different aspects of volunteer work and related organizations.

•Long-standing member of the Board of Directors of the Oakton Community College Education Foundation

Also serves on the Education Foundation’s Investment and Planned Giving/Donor Development Committees. His expertise in financial management has been instrumental in growing the Education Foundation’s Endowment from $718,000 in 1991 to its current level of $10.7 million. Through this endowment, thousands of Oakton students have received scholarship support. In addition, with Jerry’s help, the Oakton Foundation was the first community college foundation in Illinois to accept Charitable Gift Annuities. Of major significance to the College has been the acceptance and involvement of the community served by the College. In addition to his service to the foundation, Jerry has accepted the unofficial role of Oakton ambassador. He has brought the community into the College and the College out to the greater community.

•Organization member, Symposium Committee Member, and Director to be of Advisors in Philanthropy

•Past Board Member and member of Chicago Council on Planned Giving, CCPG

CCPG is a professional association whose purpose is to educate members and the community about the philanthropic process with a focus on charitable planned giving and estate planning techniques. Jerry has actively helped to plan speakers and seminars.

•Member NCPG now PPP

•Other philanthropic organizations include: American Cancer Society, Chicago Botanic Garden, Children’s Circle of Care, Advocate Hospital Group, Friends of McHenry County College Foundation, Rotary International, JCC, and the Response Center. Jerry also served as a director or member of many financial organizations.

A master networker, Jerry brings together people with opportunities and creates synergies that are of benefit to all. He bridges the worlds of professional financial investments and philanthropy.

National Christian Foundation

Michael serves as a Gift Planning Attorney with the National Christian Foundation (NCF). He works closely with affluent families and their advisors to maximize the amount and impact of their charitable giving. Michael’s primary focus and expertise is in facilitating charitable gifts of "unusual” assets including closely-held businesses, real estate, intellectual property, oil and gas interests, collectibles, precious metals, etc. He also helps families to plan their estates in a manner that dramatically increases their charitable giving, and in most cases avoids estate tax completely—regardless of the size of their estates. Prior to joining NCF, Michael spent over ten years with the international accounting firm of Deloitte in Los Angeles and Cincinnati, and a wealth management firm/multi-family office in Palm Beach, Florida. In these roles he counseled ultra affluent families on a broad range of wealth management issues with a primary emphasis on advanced estate planning strategies. Michael received his undergraduate degree from Penn State University, and his law degree from the U.C.L.A. School of Law. He is an allied attorney with the Alliance Defense Fund, a certified member of Kingdom Advisors, and a founding member of the Gift, Estate and Trust Section of the Christian Legal Society.

Next Generation Wealth Planning, LLC

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Foundation Source

King McGlaughon is CEO of Foundation Source Philanthropic Services, Inc., in Fairfield, Connecticut. Foundation Source is the nation’s leading provider of administrative and strategic philanthropic services for private foundations. Prior to assuming that role, King served as Senior Vice President and Chief Philanthropic Officer for Wells Fargo Private Bank, working with a team of specialists who provide personal charitable trust, private foundation, nonprofit endowment, and planned giving services to clients of Wells Fargo across the nation. As a senior leader of the Philanthropic Services team, Mr. McGlaughon was responsible for creating awareness and sustaining effective external and internal partnerships for philanthropic services. Previously, Mr. McGlaughon served as Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer of The American College in Bryn Mawr, PA, where he also held the Sallie B. and William B. Wallace Chair in Philanthropy in the College's graduate division. Prior to serving at The American College, Mr. McGlaughon served as a first vice president and as director of The Merrill Lynch Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Management, in New York, NY, and Princeton, New Jersey. Mr. McGlaughon has been a leader in the philanthropic services and financial services industries for more than 25 years.

He earned a B.A. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was a Morehead Scholar and received his JD, with honors, from the University of North Carolina School of Law, where he served as editor-in-chief of The North Carolina Law Review and was inducted into the Order of the Coif, the national legal honorary society. He also received a Master of Divinity degree, with honors, from The General Theological Seminary in New York, New York, and is an ordained priest of the Episcopal Church.

Mr. McGlaughon serves on various boards and advisory committees for public and private foundations in the United States. He is a frequent speaker at national, regional, and local conferences, and at continuing education programs in the areas of philanthropy, wealth and estate planning, planned giving, and nonprofit management.


Responding to a call for greater service, Colleen Mitchell created VENTURE3PHILANTHROPY, a professional philanthropy advisory practice in 2010 to apply her unique, three-sector knowledge and experience in philanthropy and social investing strategies to benefit those who share her passion for advancing philanthropy.

Colleen has dedicated her professional life to serving high net worth individuals, family offices, wealth mangers, private foundations and social entrepreneurs who are eager to explore new and innovative solutions which, when properly positioned, advance the most critical social issues of our time for greatest benefit of people in local communities and around the globe.

The services of VENTURE3PHILANTHORPY include individual coaching, mentoring and philanthropic strategic planning advice, as well as leadership and change-management training to benefit organizational effectiveness, program development and next-generation wealth transfer support. Colleen’s engagement style of collaboration creates innovative, "portfolio-based” giving and social investing strategies; supporting the specific intentions of donors and their families, wealth management and family office clients’ philanthropy goals, foundation grant makers & membership associations, as well as social impact investors. As a respected career professional in global philanthropy, Colleen’s work has spanned nearly three decades throughout the public, private and social non-profit/NGO sectors, comprised of experiences in donor engagement and stewardship, family foundation and corporate grant making strategy development, organizational and process change-management, brand marketing, sales leadership and fundraising.

Prior to establishing VENTURE3PHILANTHROPY, Colleen served as President of NorthShore University HealthSystem Foundation in Evanston, IL. During the height of the recent global recession, Colleen led her staff team, Board of Trustees, Physician Philanthropy Champions and volunteers to raise $50M in private charitable support for clinical programs, research & education and support for the medically-underserved.

Colleen’s early professional career began on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. as a research associate for the bi-partisan Congressional Arts Caucus. Additionally, she was Manager of Public Affairs for IMCERA Group Inc. in Northbrook, IL and was awarded The White Houses’ Presidential-Citation for Private Sector Initiatives for her Community Partnership Program while serving as Executive Director of IMCERA Foundation.

For nearly a decade at Whirlpool Corporation, Colleen served as President of Whirlpool Foundation. Colleen transformed the corporate foundation, globally, and grew the fund balance by more than 200 percent. Grant making support increased to support global manufacturing communities and employee volunteers, strategically-aligned to customer values. Colleen designed and implemented a global public education and awareness program entitled, Women: The New Provider; reflecting a North American and Western European, multi-country social research and public awareness initiative about women’s views toward work and family life. The global studies were published in eight countries and five languages and generated more than one billion media impressions in their first year, valued at $36M. The study findings have been featured in respected print and electronic media outlets such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times and CNN, to name a few.

Colleen’s experience as marketing and sales executive stems from her responsibilities as Vice President of North American Marketing for the Denmark-based, electronics firm GN Store Nord/Jabra. Colleen has held several $300M+ global P & L, marketing and sales executive roles with consumer electronics manufacturer Bose Corporation, as well as global brand management for KitchenAid appliances within Whirlpool Corporation. In each of her corporate leadership roles, Colleen developed extensive leadership experience conducting several change-management initiatives; serving as an Organizational Effectiveness Strategist while transforming Bose’s North American, 1,700 employee sales operation to increase morale and realign processes and structure to the strategy, as well as re-positioning and returning the global loudspeaker business back to profitability.

Colleen has presented before numerous global institutions; including the United Nations Conference on Women in Beijing, the Labour Committee of the European Union in Brussels, the U.S. Department of Labor Glass Ceiling Commission and the National Commission on Working Women, to name a few.

Colleen is currently a Member and Advisory Cabinet Advisor for the Council of Michigan Foundations, and an Associates Member of the Donors Forum of Illinois. Colleen serves as a member of the International Association of Advisors in Philanthropy and the National Association of Consultants to Grantmakers. Colleen presently serves as a Member of the Berrien County (MI) Community Foundation and Chair’s their Grants Committee for the newly-formed, Harbor Country Endowment Fund. Coleen volunteers for the Unity Foundation of Michigan City, IN and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business "Impact Investing” committee. Throughout her career, Colleen has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Council on Foundations in D.C., the Council of Michigan Foundations, Donors Forum of Illinois, and was a Founding Board member for three organizations; the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers, the University of Michigan Center for Learning and the North Suburban Healthcare Foundation, IL.

Colleen Mitchell earned a B.A. from The Ohio State University, cum laude.

Ave Maria Foundation

Although best known as the founder of Domino’s Pizza and former owner of the Detroit Tigers baseball franchise, Thomas S. Monaghan is currently devoting his attention full time to non-profit endeavors, specifically focused on underwriting Catholic higher education. This support primarily flows through the Ave Maria Foundation, which he founded in 1983 and for which he serves as chairman of the board.

In 1998, Monaghan provided the impetus for a major initiative in Catholic higher education with the founding of Ave Maria Institute in Ypsilanti, Michigan (which later became Ave Maria College), a Catholic liberal arts institution designed to prepare students for leadership in academics, professional occupations, and service to the greater community.

Ave Maria College was the predecessor to Ave Maria University, which was founded in 2003 and which operated in interim facilities in Naples, Florida until its permanent facilities were completed in the summer of 2007. The university’s permanent campus is located in Ave Maria, Florida, which is just northeast of Naples. Monaghan serves as the university’s chancellor.

In addition to supporting the university, the Ave Maria Foundation provided the initial funding for Ave Maria School of Law, which was founded in Ann Arbor, Michigan, but relocated to Naples, Florida during the summer of 2009 (for which Monaghan serves as chairman of the board of governors). The Foundation also helped establish the Thomas More Law Center, a public-interest law firm that provides legal counsel to organizations and individuals whose religious and other freedoms are threatened. In 1987, Monaghan founded Legatus (Latin for "ambassador”), an international organization of Catholic CEO’s and presidents committed to studying, living and spreading their faith through their professional and personal lives.

Tom Monaghan was born in Ann Arbor in 1937. His father died four years later, ushering in a childhood spent largely in an orphanage and a succession of foster homes. After graduating from Ann Arbor’s St. Thomas High School in 1955, and enrolling at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan, Monaghan enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1956. Honorably discharged three years later, he returned to Ann Arbor, where he enrolled at the University of Michigan.

While still a student, Monaghan founded Domino’s Pizza. He and his brother, James, borrowed $900 to buy a small pizza store called DomiNick’s in Ypsilanti. He later bought his brother’s share of the business, and opened additional stores in Ann Arbor and Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.  By 1998, Domino’s had 6,250 stores, and ranked as the world’s largest pizza delivery chain, pioneering a number of industry innovations inspired by Monaghan.

The story behind Domino’s Pizza (including the many obstacles and setbacks Monaghan overcame and the path he took to success) was compiled for the first time in his 1986 autobiography, Pizza Tiger, published by Random House.  He sold Domino’s Pizza in 1998 to Bain Capital, Inc., leaving behind its day-to-day operations, which he had overseen for 38 years. Monaghan has received honorary degrees from twelve universities around the country, and in March of 2000, he was named an Honorary Fellow of Magdalene College within Britain’s University of Cambridge. Monaghan and his wife, Marjorie, have four daughters and eight grandchildren.

Co-founder and Vice President of the BoardGeorge Mark Children's House

Kathy has been active in clinical psychology for more than 25 years. For the last ten years, her professional life has been focused on the development of the George Mark Children's House, the first freestanding pediatric facility of its kind in the U.S. She is the Staff Psychologist and Associate Development Director. Kathy is as adjunct staff member of Children's Hospital Oakland, where she was formerly part of an interdisciplinary team that treats young oncology patients and their families. She has also been a staff member at the Ann Martin Children's Center, a local non-profit organization that offers low-fee counseling services to the culturally diverse Oakland community. She is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Psychological Association, the Northern California Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and the Association of Transpersonal Psychology. She earned a B.A. in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and M.A. in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling from Santa Clara University, and a Psy.D. from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. Kathy is married to Bill Gisvold. Together they have seven daughters, one son, and eight grandchildren. She enjoys travel, hiking, reading, and the camaraderie of family and friends.

Financial Independence Group

Jerry is founder and owner of the Financial Independence Group and has a rich background in financial planning. He is also the creator of the Wealth Integration and Transfer System™, the Generation Connection Process™, as well as the Revenue Retrieval System™. Jerry holds a BBA and MBA degree, holds the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP), is a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), a Certified Family Wealth Counselor (CFWC), and a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA). He is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), and has qualified for its "Top of the Table”. He also belongs to the National Estate Planning Council, the Society of Financial Service Professionals, the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA), and is a past-president of the local chapters of these organizations. Jerry is a Renaissance Associate and represents Renaissance, Inc., the country’s leading Charitable Administration and Social Capital firm. He is also a charter member of the International Association of Advisors in Philanthropy (AiP), which networks with members across the nation on visionary planning. Jerry has been married to his wife, Sharon, since 1967, has 3 children, and 8 grandchildren, all who live in the Fort Wayne, IN area, a true blessing beyond measure! Active as a consultant and national speaker, he teaches financial planning courses to CPA’s; Attorneys; Trust Officers; Insurance Agents and other professionals around the country. Jerry also consults to non-profit organizations and has helped them capture hundreds of millions of Social Capital dollars in their communities. He is the co-author of the book Family Wealth Counseling: Getting To The Heart of The Matter and is author of The Priceless Gift.

Convoy of Hope

Dan Rice is the Philanthropy Architect for Convoy of Hope, a leading organization that provides help and hope to people in need in the United States and around world through their children’s feeding initiatives, community outreaches, disaster response and partner resourcing. Dan coaches philanthropists, solicits principal gifts and conducts charitable gift and estate planning. Dan Rice was formerly the Philanthropy Architect for the Educational Media Foundation, the world’s largest Christian music broadcaster and parent organization of the listener supported K-LOVE and Air1 radio networks and also the Vice President of the K-LOVE & Air1 Foundation, which supports EMF. Prior to joining EMF, Dan was the Senior Philanthropic Advisor in the Principal Gifts department for World Vision, Inc., the largest privately funded Christian relief and development agency in the world. He was also World Vision’s National Director for Gift Planning, during the 26 years he served World Vision. While at World Vision, Dan designed philanthropic financial and estate plans, offered charitable gift planning consulting and conducted philanthropy coaching. He also co-authored the Family Philanthropy Guidebook. Dan is also a co-founder and Chairman of Charitable Trust Administration Company, a third party charitable trust and foundation administration services corporation. Dan serves on the board of the Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Global Impact Funding Trust. He is a member of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Planned Giving Forum of Pensacola and formerly served on the advisory committee for the Chair of Philanthropy at The American College. Since 1980, Dan has actively consulted with highly successful individuals and families, working in tandem with their team of professional advisors and is nationally recognized as a humorous and informative communicator on philanthropic planning.

Director, Center on Wealth and PhilanthropyBoston College, Center on Wealth and Philanthropy

Paul G. Schervish is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center on Wealth and Philanthropy at Boston College. He has served as Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy and as Fulbright Professor of Philanthropy at University College, Cork, Ireland. He has been selected five times to the NonProfit Times "Power and Influence Top 50.” Schervish is the author of Gospels of Wealth: How the Rich Portray Their Lives (Praeger) and co-author with Keith Whitaker of Wealth and the Will of God (Indiana University Press, 2010). He is currently writing Aristotle’s Legacy: The Moral Biography of Wealth and the New Physics of Philanthropy. With John Havens, he is the author of the 1998 report, Millionaires and the Millennium, which predicted the now well known $41 trillion wealth transfer. With support from North Dakota’s Impact Foundation, they completely revised their wealth transfer model and presented the findings in the report, Great Expectations: A New Model and Metric for the Continuing Wealth Transfer. Schervish is a faculty member of The Legacy Companies of Hingham, Massachusetts, and serves regularly as consultant for individuals and families, and as a speaker at forums of wealth-holders, financial professionals, and fundraisers. He received a bachelor's degree in classical and comparative literature from the University of Detroit, a Masters in sociology from Northwestern University, a Masters of Divinity degree from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Budros, Ruhlin & Roe, Inc.

John Schuman is a principal of Budros, Ruhlin & Roe, Inc. As an attorney, a Certified Public Accountant, and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certificant, he adds an exceptional perspective to the firm. John’s expertise includes income tax planning, general business and succession planning, charitable planning and retirement planning.

Prior to joining Budros, Ruhlin & Roe, John was a senior manager with Deloitte & Touche in their Private Client Advisory group. He formerly practiced law with Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, and has been a featured speaker at conferences of the Columbus Bar Association, Capital University, the Ohio CLE Institute, the Columbus Foundation and the National Business Institute.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The Ohio State University and a Juris Doctorate degree from Capital University Law School (summa cum laude). John is a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA), The Columbus and Ohio State Bar Associations, the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) and the Society of Financial Service Professionals.

He is President of the Board of Trustees of the ALS Association Central and Southern Ohio Chapter, and is a Trustee and Treasurer of the Rotary Club of Upper Arlington Foundation. John also serves as a member of the Professional Council of the Columbus Foundation and as an advisory board member of the Conway Family Business Center of Central Ohio.

Ellis, Li & McKinstry PLLC

Mr. Toles leads the Estate Planning practice at Ellis, Li & McKinstry in Seattle, counseling his clients regarding Wills, Trusts, Probate and Charitable Giving. Andy also represents many charities and is Chairman of Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission which serves the poor and homeless. As Chairman of National Christian Foundation Seattle, he helps the wealthy multiply the impact of their gifts to charitable organizations.

Founder and CEO of the Comeback America Initiative

Dave is the Founder, President and CEO of the Comeback America Initiative (CAI). In this capacity he leads CAI's efforts to promote fiscal responsibility and sustainability by engaging the public and assisting key policymakers on a non-partisan basis to help achieve solutions to America’s federal, state and local fiscal imbalances.

Prior to assuming his current position, he served as the first President and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation. Previously, Dave served as the seventh Comptroller General of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) for almost ten years (1998-2008). This was one of Dave's three presidential appointments each by different Presidents during his 15 years of total federal service. Dave also has over 20 years of private sector experience, including approximately 10 years as a Partner and Global Managing Director of Human Capital Services for Arthur Andersen LLP.

In addition to his leadership responsibilities at CAI, Dave serves on various boards and advisory groups, including as Chairman of the United Nations Independent Audit Advisory Committee, as a member of the Boards for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, and the Partnership for Public Service, as well as a member of Advisory Committees for The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, and the Peterson Foundation. He is also a member of the Accounting Hall of Fame, the National Academy of Public Administration, the National Academy of Social Insurance and the Trilateral Commission.

He has authored three books, with the latest one entitled Comeback America: Turning the Country Around and Restoring Fiscal Responsibility (2010), which is National Bestseller. He is a frequent writer and media commentator, and is a subject of the critically acclaimed documentary I.O.U.S.A.

Dave is married to the former Mary Etheredge. They have one son and one daughter and three grandchildren. Dave and Mary reside in Bridgeport, CT

Adventures in Giving LLC

SUSAN CORNELL WILKES Susan Cornell Wilkes is Founder and President of Adventures in Giving LLC. Her company provides management and consulting services to family foundations, advises on effective international grant making and mission related investments, and leads family and group trips to the developing world to meet potential partners and visit grant sites. A native of Washington, DC and educated at Harvard, Susan launched her career in the independent sector as a co-founder of internationally acclaimed Up With People Inc. She has since founded or co-founded ten innovative local and national organizations or programs in San Francisco, Washington D. C., New York, Minnesota and Arkansas, where she collaborated with former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Innovative and skilled in mobilizing ideas, resources and diverse groups, she has developed and managed eleven successful nonprofit ventures and collaborations, some of which became national models. Susan has twice established and run her own import businesses. She developed corporate philanthropy for the Arkansas Community Foundation and was CEO of the San Francisco Education Fund. More recently Susan has worked extensively on the development of microcredit programs overseas. She and her husband Jim Klobuchar, well-known Minnesota columnist, author, mountain climber and adventure travel leader, published "The Miracles of Barefoot Capitalism”, the story of microcredit organizations, clients and programs that they visited and interviewed on three continents. Before moving to Minnesota Susan spent two years working with members of the Rockefeller family in an innovative effort to stimulate the creation of venture capital funds for profitable investment in entrepreneurship, sustainable economic development and positive social impact in Africa and Latin America. Collaborators in that endeavor included, among others, Chase Bank, Bankers Trust Foundation, Charles Stuart Mott Foundation, Mac Arthur Foundation, the InterAmerican Development Bank, Asia Foundation, Banamex in Mexico, Fondacion Esquel Ecuador, Zimbabwe Progress Fund, Anthuri Fund in South Africa and high net worth families and individuals. Prior to establishing her own company in Minnesota, Susan was Managing Director of Philanthropy for an integrated financial services firm for families of wealth, where she served as Executive Director of several family foundations. She has also collaborated with community foundations in San Francisco, Buffalo, Little Rock and Minneapolis. Susan has worked in a broad range of philanthropic, international development, education, exchange and business activities in 30 countries. Her leadership roles have placed her at the lectern at home and abroad. She is a gifted public speaker, writer, teacher, facilitator and trainer. She is particularly adept in international, strategic and leveraged grant making. Susan’s career encompasses multiple aspects of the foundation world, providing her with a broad range of experience and expertise that offers her clients well-run philanthropy programs in which every dollar counts and donors are fulfilled. As founder or leader of several nonprofits, she respects the complexity of nonprofit work and understands the issues faced in delivering services in a changing world. In business, she has learned disciplines that support successful foundations and nonprofits in their work. She herself is a family member. 


Ave Maria Foundation
Apr 19 2012 9:15AM

From Domino’s to Ave Maria University – a Story of Entrepreneurial Philanthropy

Tom Monaghan, the Founder of both Domino’s Pizza and Ave Maria University, will share his life’s experience of philanthropy. His presentation will include his philosophy of giving, how it evolved over several decades and what eventually led him to sell Domino’s Pizza in order to devote his time, resources and creativity to starting a new university (and town). Attendees will get a glimpse into how this entrepreneur approaches philanthropy and how he encourages others to do the same.

Financial Independence Group
Apr 19 2012 10:45AM

How to Engage in Conversation that touches the Soul!

Part I - Jerry Nuerge, Past President of AiP, wants to "give back” to an industry that has blessed him beyond anything imaginable! Following this presentation, attendees will be given the seven key tools to conduct a Family Focus Retreat. The Family Focus Day is a PROCESS that shows Advisors how to attract High Net Worth clients/prospects to an EVENT where they learn how to communicate through various exercises at a "soul to soul” level so that they can develop the trust and confidence necessary with the Advisor to create the Client’s 100-Year Family Legacy! You will learn how to take your conversation to a deeper and deeper level. This tool is available free to any Advisor who attends the presentation. Those attending this session will be invited to attend a special session on Friday to attract major gifts for Non-Profit Organizations.

Dan G. Rice
Convoy of Hope

Apr 19 2012 10:45AM

I Can't Get No CLATisfaction

Not since Charitable Lead Trusts came into existence in the Tax Reform Act of 1969, have we experienced this historical confluence of: 1. Low-priced, high value stocks; 2. applicable federal rates at a 25 year low; and, 3. the largest, ongoing intergenerational wealth transfer ever witnessed. This confluence has created the perfect combination of circumstances to consider Charitable Lead Trusts for select clients, particularly, the Charitable Lead Annuity Trust (CLAT).

Kathy Nicholson Hull, Psy.D, M.A
Co-founder and Vice President of the Board
George Mark Children's House

Apr 19 2012 10:45AM

Philanthropy from the Heart - A Personal Story of Passion and Commitment in Honor of Family

Meet Kathy Hull and hear the story of the creation of George Mark Children's House - a pediatric hospice created in honor of Kathy’s two deceased brothers. In addition, learn what it takes to enroll your "village” in a compassionate effort to sustain a cause that has little funding other than private donations.

Sally Alspaugh, CAP
Xavier University

Colleen D. Mitchell

Apr 19 2012 1:30PM

A Brief History and a New Look Forward: The Promise and Potential of Philanthropy

In 1630, John Winthrop, sailing from England to the New World, gave a sermon wherein he said that those with "superfluities” should see to other’s "necessities”. That was a declaration of interdependence and the first plea for philanthropy in the colonies. America is like a three legged stool. She has a public sector, a private sector and a not for profit sector. No other country has a culture like this and it is imperative that to remain unique in the world, the not for profit sector needs to remain strong and healthy. But through the lingering global recession and the persistent scarcity of resources, it remains a challenge for organizations in all sectors to remain strong and vibrant. The good news is that these challenges are creating new forms of philanthropy available to a wider variety of donors, social investors and citizenry than ever before – innovative new tools, catalyzed by technology are being created in each of the three sectors. Hybrid social-investing models are emerging at the intersection of the three sectors; resulting in a number of creative ways donors can now gift and invest to help solving persistent social problems and advance organizational missions. If you have clients that are eager to understand the early beginnings as well as the changing landscape of philanthropy and what this means for their gifting strategies, than this is a must-hear session!

Richard E. Connolly, JD
Ward & Connolly

Apr 19 2012 1:30PM

Life Settlement: Selling an Existing Life Insurance Policy for More Than its Cash Value

This session will answer your questions about life settlements, including: • What is a life settlement? • Why do people sell their life insurance policies? • What policies can you sell? • Who are the buyers? • How to get the best price? • When you get an offer to buy, how to decide if you should sell? • How can a life settlement benefit a donor and charity?

Andrew J. Toles
Ellis, Li & McKinstry PLLC

Apr 19 2012 1:30PM

The Rising Tide of Philanthropy in China

Expand awareness of and encourage participation in the growing market for advisors in philanthropy serving mainland China.

Gerald A. Horwitz, CAP
Horwitz & Associates, Inc.

Apr 19 2012 3:00PM

Generational Philanthropy

Panel: Gerry Horwitz and six grandchildren! Moderators: Natalia Kabbe and Scott Farnsworth; Grandparents matter, studies have shown. In this panel discussion, the grandchildren—all younger than 16—speak for themselves and explain how the examples and opportunities provided by their grandparents have set a tone of serving and giving for their generation. Their experiences can help advisors create a culture of generosity within their client and donor families.

Susan C. Wilkes
Adventures in Giving LLC

Apr 19 2012 3:00PM

High Impact Global Giving

This session will outline Susan’s experience working with families and individuals interested in making an impact in the developing world. It will cover effective ways of doing so, including approaches such as microfinance, enhanced microfinance, advocacy, investment, supporting social entrepreneurs and economic empowerment of women. Susan will include strategies for helping clients make international giving decisions and stories about the positive impact global involvement can have on multi-generational families. A list of resources will be available, as well as her book, The Miracles of Barefoot Capitalism.

John D. Schuman, JD, CFP®
Budros, Ruhlin & Roe, Inc.

Apr 19 2012 4:00PM

GRATs: A Financial Advisor's Perspective

This session is not your typical GRAT session. Instead of focusing on the technical legal aspects of a Grantor Retained Annuity Trust (GRAT) (the drafting attorney’s focal point), we’ll focus on what the financial advisor needs to consider in the implementation, administration and management of a GRAT. Most attorneys hand off these responsibilities to the financial advisor and assume that the financial advisor is familiar with GRAT implementation, administration and management. Interestingly, many attorneys aren’t even aware of these responsibilities and complications or how to address them if a financial advisor seeks their assistance. More specifically, we’ll address the practical aspects of 1) reviewing a GRAT document to make the administration easier; 2) funding a GRAT properly so as to not trip over any technical legal requirements 3) how to make the annuity payments. We’ll then move on to key GRAT management strategies designed to maximize the potential benefits of GRATs. Lastly, we’ll discuss what strategies can be utilized in the event Congress eliminates the use of short term GRATs.

King McGlaughon
Foundation Source

Apr 19 2012 4:15PM

Is Your Client’s Philanthropy Your Business – Today and Tomorrow

Over the past 20 years, the venue for philanthropic conversation has shifted dramatically -- from the nonprofit development officer’s office to the advisory firm’s office. Yet, still, only a fraction of active advisors engage their clients proactively about their client’s philanthropy and the strategic tools available to them to maximize the short- and long-term value of their assets for strategic planning. What is at work beneath the surface that inhibits advisors from engaging this practice-changing conversation and helping their clients really achieve their core goals and objectives? Why is it more important than ever that you make your clients’ philanthropy your business? Now and tomorrow.

Paul G. Schervish, Professor
Director, Center on Wealth and Philanthropy
Boston College, Center on Wealth and Philanthropy

Apr 19 2012 7:00PM

New Findings, Ancient Wisdom, and a Spiritual Practice for Advisors

Paul Schervish will discuss several new findings on the relation between wealth and philanthropy: the decline in giving during the Great Recession; four new or confirmed findings on charitable giving among wealth holders; giving by boomers and post-boomers as they age; and some intriguing figures and projections from the Center’s fully revised wealth transfer model. Second, he will discuss philanthropy as philia, the Greek root of philanthropy that brings to both giving and fundraising their most profound spiritual significance. Finally, he will review a section from the Spiritual Exercises by Jesuit founder Ignatius Loyola. Presenting discernment as disposition, decision, and deed, Ignatius’s meditation offers remarkably practical insights for financial advisors dedicated to helping their clients discern the use of riches in the service of ultimate purpose.

Bill and Paula Clapp
Seattle International Foundation

Apr 20 2012 9:15AM

How we Leverage our Giving for Broader Impact

Bill and Paula Clapp will speak about their unique approach to philanthropy and the satisfaction they gain from it. Active philanthropists, they back their own financial resources with personal commitment. Philanthropy is now a full time pursuit for them and is centered largely around international challenges. They will explain why this choice was made and how they have leveraged their commitment into millions of additional dollars. Bill is the businessman and Paula is the passion. They have started four distinct organizations including microcredit and work in partnership with their local community foundation to broaden awareness of important issues. They will share some of their fascinating experiences and discuss why they consider their work to be investment and not charity.

Todd A. Fithian
The Legacy Companies, LLC

Apr 20 2012 10:30AM

Building Receptive Client/Donor Relationships and Inspiring Decision Making

At the end of the day results are only realized when decision are made. The ability for your client/donor relationships to make these decisions relies heavily on their confidence in a number of key areas. Confidence in the goal(s) Confidence in the team Confidence in the advice being given Confidence in the level of trust Confidence in the family support In The Right Side of the Table, which I co-authored with my late brother Scott, we coined what we call The Confidence Formula™. The formula provides a structure for the four key areas that must be in tact in order for clients and donors to make inspired decisions. The results will speak for themselves as these key relationships will be more receptive then you have ever experienced. The Confidence Formula™ Trust + Clarify + Competence + Management = Confidence

Michael L. King, J.D.
National Christian Foundation

Apr 20 2012 10:30AM

Giving Beyond the Check: Launching Generosity Through Non-Cash Giving

1. Understand the breadth of non-cash assets that create giving opportunities beyond mere cash. 2. Understand how many non-cash assets can provide greater tax-leveraged benefits for both the giver and the charity. 3. Understand the technical and practical issues associated with non-cash gifts, and become aware of various resources available to assist in identifying and securing non-cash gifts.

Yale Levey, CAP, CFP®
Next Generation Wealth Planning, LLC

Apr 20 2012 10:30AM

How to Use AiP Tools to Build a Unique and Successful Business

In this session, Yale shares his personal recipe for building a thriving multidimensional wealth service firm based on Philanthropy and Legacy. Yale credits AiP for introducing him to most of the ingredients in that mix, including AiP Sponsors and Vendors, inspiration for the creation of a local philanthropic advisor network (PAN), and professional colleagues operating on the frontiers of innovation. Besides telling his own story, Yale introduces a process by which each professional can create his or her own unique recipe for developing a successful and satisfying business featuring Philanthropy and Legacy.

The Hon. David M. Walker
Founder and CEO of the Comeback America Initiative

Apr 20 2012 12:00PM

What You Should Know About Upcoming Fiscal and Other Government Reforms

America is at a critical crossroads and the choices that our elected officials make in connection with the role of government and its finances over the next 5 years will largely determine whether our collective future will be better than our past. Dave Walker will outline the facts and offer a range of sensible solutions to help ensure that America stays great and the American Dream stays alive for our families and future generations of Americans.

Scott Farnsworth, JD, CFP®
SunBridge, Inc.

Apr 20 2012 1:30PM

Big Ideas Council - Best Practices Roundtables

Participation in a conference like this always sparks tons of great ideas in the attendees. The Big Idea Councils will help attendees capture, share, and apply these great thoughts. During this session we will divide in 12-person sharing circles, each with a moderator. All participants are encouraged to come prepared to describe at least three great ideas from something they’re doing already or something they thought of during the conference. The "council” will then "boost” that idea by providing additional insight, suggestions, and embellishment based on their own thoughts and experience. In the end, every participant can come away with dozens of great ways to apply the learning of the group. What a way to end the conference!

Jerry D. Nuerge, CAP, CFWC, CLU, ChFC, MBA
Financial Independence Group

Apr 20 2012 1:30PM

How to Attract MAJOR Gifts for Non-Profit Organizations!

Part II - The Spiritual Exercise of Wealth (TSEOW) is a five step process that shows Advisors and Non-Profit Organization (NPO) Leaders how to attract MAJOR gifts for the NPO by presenting concepts and exercises on how to have "soul to soul” conversations between donors and the NPO. The end result is that major gifts are captured and donor’s lives are transformed by imploring gratitude truths about giving! See how you can leverage the impact of your philanthropic giving by perhaps 10 fold! This tool is available free to any Advisor or NPO Leader who attends this presentation. There will be nine key tools made available to attendees.

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