Pittsburgh Planned Giving Council
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Philanthropy is a Team Sport

  • January 09, 2024
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • The Rivers Club, Pittsburgh, PA
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Establishing philanthropy as an institutional priority engages a “cast of thousands” in various supporting roles. Leadership must leverage its visibility and prestige within the institution to promote philanthropy, continually reinforce its value, and encourage participation in resource development. In Philanthropy is a Team Sport, presenter Mike Bell emphasizes the unique role of the CEO, Chief Development Officer, and Board members in sustaining an effective culture of philanthropy. Mike will also discuss working with professional advisors and on seamless collaboration between gift planning officers and other fundraisers.

About the Speaker:

Mike Bell has held leadership positions in the field of philanthropy for more than thirty years. Currently, Mike is Executive Director of Davis Health System Foundation in Elkins, West Virginia. He also serves as health system director for volunteer services and pastoral care. Prior to joining DHS, Mike served as Executive Director of Suncoast Hospice Foundation in Clearwater, Florida, and Vice President for Community Development at Alive Hospice in Nashville, Tennessee. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, Tennessee, and a Master of Education in Institutional Advancement from Vanderbilt University. Mike also serves as an adjunct professor of nonprofit leadership at Davis & Elkins College and is the Board President of the Randolph County Housing Authority and immediate past President of Charitable Gift Planners of West Virginia. He currently serves on the board of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners.

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