Welcome From Our President 2024

 

Welcome to MACGP. What an honor it is for me to serve this important and impactful organization this year as President. Now in my 30th year of my career, I still feel I have so much to learn and I’m looking forward to a year full of learning through MACGP – with you! My promise to you as 2024 President, is the MACGP Board of Directors will work together to bring you a year of creation, collaboration, and connection.

Creating legacies – No matter your job title, MACGP is here to support your learning and understanding of planned giving so you can create legacies for your clients and donors that will truly live on in perpetuity.

Collaboration – I invite you to join a MACGP Committee this year and lend your time and talents. MACGP is well-known for our educational programs and events. We can’t fulfill that mission without your involvement on a committee. Plus, committee work is often where lasting friendships are made!

Connection – I believe we are all seeking connection in our lives. I encourage you to connect with your fellow MACGP members at monthly breakfast meetings, educational programs, and through our summer and winter socials. For me, life is so much richer because of the people I meet along the journey.

Founded 36 years ago, MACGP is even more relevant today as it was then. I want to take a moment to thank our MACGP sponsors, Board Members, Committee Members, Past Presidents, and Members. You and your efforts are what make MACGP the special organization it is.

With a Grateful Heart,

 

 

 

Robin Rowland
2024 President, MACGP

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Upcoming Events

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March 8, 2024 – On the Right Track:  Putting NCGP Conference to Work for You – MACGP National Conference Attendees.  In Person Register Here

April 12, 2024 – Growing Your Planned Giving Program with Anne Morgan – MU, Executive Director of Advancement – Planned Giving, In Person Register Here

May 17, 2024 – Planned Giving 101 (PG101) 1/2 Day Conference In Person, 8 AM – Noon  In Person.  Register Here

 

 

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2024 New Board Members

Erin Aldridge

Erin Aldridge is the director of gift planning and development for the Washburn University Alumni Association and Foundation. Aldridge joined the Foundation in August of 2022 after having served as the executive director of The Library Foundation. For the eight years prior, she was the Jayhawk Area Council Boy Scouts of America’s development director.

She has a degree Journalism with an emphasis in Strategic Communications from the William Allen White School of Journalism at the University of Kansas. In 2011 she was recognized as the Topeka Chamber of Commerce’s Young professional of the Year. In 2021 she was named one of Topeka’s Top 20 Under 40.

Jessica Kinnard, CPA

Jessica is a FORVIS Private Client advisor and provides sophisticated income, gift and estate tax compliance, consulting and planning services to individuals, families, businesses, fiduciaries and more. As part of the Private Client team, Jessica uses a forward‐looking approach to help FORVIS clients grow and preserve assets, defer income, and reduce taxes.

Jessica is a graduate of the University of Missouri, Kansas City, with a B.S. degree in accounting and a M.S.A. degree with taxation emphasis. Jessica serves as the Fundamentals / Intermediate Program Chair for the Kansas City Estate Planning Symposium, and as a Finance and Student Engagement committee member for KCEPS.

Jennifer Wampler, MBA, CFRE

Jennifer Wampler is the Chief Philanthropy Officer at Kansas City Ballet (KCB) where she leads the philanthropy team raising millions each year for operating, endowment, and capital needs. She was instrumental in raising $38 million for the Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity, the first permanent home for Kansas City Ballet.

Jennifer has a Bachelor of Arts in religious studies from Iowa State University and an MBA in non-profit management from the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at UMKC. She is a Certified Fund Raising Executive and a Senior Fellow at the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership at UMKC. In 2023, she was honored by AFP-KC with their Excellence in Fundraising award.

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