Philanthropist of the Year Awards Ceremony & Breakfast

Date: Friday, February 22, 2019

Time: 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Location: Camano Center

Guest Speaker: Frank Minton, President of Planned Giving Services

Frank Minton is president of Planned Giving Services, which provides consultation to charities regarding planned giving programs and to individuals regarding philanthropic planning.

Before entering consulting in January, 1991, he spent ten and one-half years with the University of Washington, where he served as Director of Planned Giving and Executive Director of Development. Previously he served as Senior Estate Planning Officer and Field Director at Northwestern University, and was for six years a professor at Muskingum College in Ohio. He received M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Chicago.

Dr. Minton has served both as conference chair and president of the National Committee on Planned Giving, a nationwide organization of gift planning professionals. In 1992 he received its Distinguished Service Award, and he currently serves its Ethics Committee. He is Vice Chair of the American Council on Gift Annuities, was conference chair in 1995, currently chairs the Gift Annuity Rates Committee, and is an expert on state regulatory issues. He has also received a CASE (Council for the Advancement and Support of Education) Distinguished Service Award, the David Donaldson Distinguished Service Award from the Planned Giving Group of New England, and he was the first recipient of the Outstanding Development Officer Award from the Northwest Development Officers Association.

He is a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences, has authored many booklets and articles on planned giving topics, and is an author of Planned Giving for Canadians (Second Edition, 1997) and Charitable Gift Annuities: The Complete Resource Manual. A number of his presentations have been to Canadian audiences, and in 1997, he received the "Friend of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners" award. He is on the advisory board of Planned Giving Today, and is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Seattle and the Washington Planned Giving Council.

Also celebrate with us as we recognize outstanding contributors to philanthropy in our community.

Awards to be given:

Floyd & Delores Jones Spirit of Philanthropy Award

Heritage Bank Business Making a Difference Award

Jill Vail Pay It Forward Award