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Donor Advised Funds: Changing How Donors Give

  • Tuesday, May 07, 2019
  • 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Jefferson Lakeside Country Club
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  • A special offer for participants in IOP programs to join VAFRE for a complimentary meeting.
  • For those individuals who are members of VAFRE.
  • For individuals who are not personally members of VAFRE but whose organization has one or more paid members.
  • For individuals who are not members of VAFRE and whose organizations do not have another member.
  • For members who have purchased their season pass only.

With the federal tax reform enacted in 2017 increasing filers’ standard deduction, a primary incentive for individuals to make charitable contributions has been eliminated.  One method taxpayers are increasingly adopting to circumvent those reduced deductions is creating donor advised funds.  What does this mean for nonprofit organizations?  How can we as fund raisers position our organizations to maximize contributions from these funds?  Join VAFRE and our panel of presenters for these and other answers at our May 7th meeting.

Approved for 2 hours of CFRE credit.

Our Presenters


  • Ellen Spong, Senior VP and Director of the Institutional Advisory Group, Union Bank

Pre-Luncheon Panel:

  • Molly Dean Bittner, Senior VP, Philanthropic Services, The Community Foundation for a Greater Richmond
  • Brad Shiveley, Vice President, Capital Management Corp.

Post-Luncheon Panel:

  • Lionel Bacon, Vice President of Philanthropy, Virginia Home for Boys and Girls
  • Cheryl Guedri, Community Volunteer (and reformed banker who has established a couple of donor advised funds)
  • 10:30 a.m. Registration
  • 11:00 a.m. Presentation Part 1
  • 12:00 p.m. Luncheon
  • 12:30 p.m. Presentation Part 2
  • 1:30 p.m. Adjourn
Affinity Tables

We will be offering registrants the opportunity to join an Affinity Table to focus on an area of discussion. The table topics this month will be:

  • Donor Communications
  • Board Development
  • Major Gifts
  • Professional Development
  • Regular/Gluten Free: Chicken with Mushroom Dijon Cream Sauce, Rice Pilaf and roasted Brussels sprouts. Rolls on the side.
  • Vegetarian: Vegetarian Lasagna. Rolls on the side.
  • Dessert: Double Chocolate Brownie

    $20 for members (no additional fee for Season Pass holders), $30 for nonmembers employed by a member organization, and $40 for nonmember guests. Fees support program costs and administration. Registrations should be received by end of day May 1st.


    Contact VAFRE Administrator Mary Kidd, CMP, CAE at (804) 368-3398 or by e-mail to


    Credits for a future meeting or refunds will be given if notification of cancellation is received at VAFRE’s office prior to noon on the Thursday before a regular Tuesday meeting. If cancellation is received after the Thursday before a regular Tuesday meeting, credits and refunds will be given at the discretion of the Management Company based on the number of late registrations received. In the event of illness or an emergency, credits or refunds may be granted at the discretion of the Management Company.

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