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The Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council is a professional association for people whose work includes developing, marketing, and administering charitable planned gifts. Members include persons who raise funds for nonprofit institutions, consultants, and professional advisors who work in a variety of legal and financial settings — people whose life work is helping others LEAVE A LEGACY® through a planned gift to the charities they love.

Coffee & Conversation
May 21, 2014

Topic: From Vicious to Virtuous: The U.S. Economic Cycle Turns

  • U.S. economic growth is accelerating.  After years in which surprises were only to the downside, there is more potential for positive surprises than negative.
  • The U.S. growth prospects are improving because several key vicious cycles have turned to self-reinforcing positive cycles.
  • Interest rates will rise, inflation is about to reach noticeable levels, but bond yields will rise only gradually.
  • Despite a rosy outlook, we must recognize the damage of the past decade to the U.S. growth engine.
  • Potential negatives should not overshadow the potential positives:  a transformation in energy and related transportation (natural gas vehicles), the 3rd industrial revolution with 3D printer technology, robotics.

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Presenter:  Jeff Korzenik                                        

Jeff Korzenik is chief investment strategist for Fifth Third Bank, where he is responsible for the Bank’s overall client investment strategy. A 27-year industry veteran, Korzenik’s background includes research and management roles at some of the country’s largest investment firms. He has held positions in London, Chicago, New York and Boston. Korzenik’s writings on economics and public policy have been published in The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, Forbes and other periodicals. He has been quoted in major industry publications including Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek. He is a frequent guest on CNBC’s “Closing Bell” program, and has also appeared on Bloomberg, FOX and regional television and radio. Korzenik was invited to testify on Capitol Hill as an expert witness on the use of commodity indexes by pensions and other institutional investors. Mr. Korzenik earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Certificate of Proficiency in Near Eastern Studies from Princeton University in Princeton, N.J.

Sponsors: The Fifth Third Foundation 

Special Thanks to Program Host: Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park 

WHAT: Conversation & Coffee 

WHEN: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 

TIME: 7:30-9:00 a.m. 

WHERE: The Playhouse in the Park, Eden Park, Cincinnati, Ohio 

WHO: GCPGC members and guests 

Cost:  Free for all attendees, thanks to our sponsor, The Fifth Third Foundation.  

Members of the 2014 Conversation and Coffee Committee are Heather Dare of Fifth Third Bank, Mindy Hammer of the Free Store/Food Bank, Jeff Lydenberg of PG Calc and Jonathan Perlman of the Cincinnati Museum Center. For more information on upcoming Conversations and Coffee programs, please visit the Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council website at http://www.gcpgc.org. 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Conversation and Coffee is hosted at the Playhouse in the Park and is always the 3rd Wednesday morning of each month.

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GCPGC is a local council of the Partnership of Philanthropic Planning (formerly known as the NCPG). It is one of the largest and most active planned giving councils in the country. Membership makes great sense and is a terrific value with a host of benefits.

None of the work of GCPGC would be possible without the great support of our sponsors. Please support them!  Interested in sponsorship?  Please call (513) 554-3071.

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Mission Statement

To increase the quantity and quality of planned giving in our community by providing a forum for education, training, and networking among various professional disciplines involved in gift planning, in accordance with The Model Standards of Practice for Charitable Gift Planners.