March 18, 2021 – March Council Meeting @ Virtual
Mar 18 @ 10:45 am – 12:00 pm

Speaker and topic TBD

April 22, 2021 – April Council Meeting @ Virtual
Apr 22 @ 10:45 am – 12:00 pm

Manna From Heaven Isn’t Really From Heaven: Measuring PG Success in a Dollars-Now World

Nicole Engdahl

April 22, 2021

Nicole Engdahl is the Senior Vice President of Planned & Annual Giving at the National Park Foundation in Washington, D.C. In her current position, Nicole leads three departments under one umbrella group: direct response, mid-level giving, and charitable gift planning. In 2015, Nicole established the Foundation’s formalized planned giving department—leading estate giving efforts as part of the organization’s $550 million Centennial Campaign For America’s National Parks. Over the past 20 years, Nicole has honed her skills in nonprofit fundraising with both national and international organizations. She joined the National Park Foundation from Special Olympics International, where she helped the organization create and grow its domestic estate giving program. Prior to Special Olympics, Nicole was a planned giving officer for the National Geographic Society, where she directed the planned giving marketing program and managed a portfolio of donors. Prior still, Nicole served as director of development for the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, associate director of annual giving for St. Olaf College, and associate executive director of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Wisconsin Chapter. Nicole is a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® and a former member of the National Capital Gift Planning Council’s Board of Directors. She earned an M.A. from Northern Illinois University and a B.A. from Luther College. She lives in Washington, D.C.

May 27, 2021 – May Council Meeting @ Virtual
May 27 @ 10:45 am – 12:00 pm

May Council Meeting

Speaker: Greg Sharkey

May 27, 2021

Topic: TBD

Greg Sharkey serves as Senior Philanthropy Advisor for The Nature Conservancy. In this role, he assists donors across the country and the world consider and structure charitable gifts that fulfill their charitable goals. He also counsels donors and families on charitable giving platforms like Donors Advised Funds and Private Foundations, and on family philanthropy issues. Greg is a nationally recognized speaker/expert on charitable gift planning and served as Chair of the Board of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners in 2015.