Event Details

Conversation & Coffee

October 18, 2017 at 7:30 AM
Playhouse in the Park

Topic:  The Unique Benefits (and Challenges) of Securing Blended Gifts

An increasing priority for charitable organizations, blended gifts provide donors the opportunity to make a meaningful gift today emboldened by a gift in the future. However, these donor-centric solicitations demand a combination of “urgency” and “patience” which can make them challenging to incorporate into an organization’s fundraising culture. We will begin by reviewing the mechanics and benefits of blended gifts, the barriers many organizations face to securing these gifts, explore what Ohio State is doing to address those barriers, and look at some donor scenarios where a blended gift discussion could be your next step. 


John C. Woods, JD
Assistant Vice President for Estate and Gift Planning
The Ohio State University 

Prior to joining Ohio State in June 2015, John was vice president of gift planning for the University of Arizona (UA) Foundation for 21 years. Before UA he worked for the law firm of Dickerman and Nuckolls in Tucson, Arizona. He earned a bachelor’s degree in speech communication from the University of Arizona and a law degree from Creighton University. He is a member of the Worthington Estate Planning Council, Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, Central Ohio Planned Giving Roundtable and State Bar of Arizona. John is a past member of the Southern Arizona Estate Planning Council and the Planned Giving Roundtable of Southern Arizona, where he has served as president. He also has been on the board of the Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Tucson where he served as president. 

Mark Mangia, MBA, CFRE
Director of Estate and Gift Planning
The Ohio State University 

Mark has been around Ohio State’s Office of Advancement for nearly ten years - dating back to his time as a student involved with the Ohio State University Alumni Association. He began his professional fundraising career at Ohio State’s College of Arts and Sciences raising major gifts for The Ohio State University Marching Band and later transitioning to lead the college’s efforts in building charitable partnerships with corporations and foundations. Mark joined Ohio State’s Estate and Gift Planning team in December 2015 and focuses on securing planned gifts for the university’s Health Sciences Colleges, Wexner Medical Center, and Fisher College of Business. Mark is a “double-Buckeye”, earning his MBA and bachelor’s degree in medical technology from Ohio State. He is a member of the Central Ohio Planned Giving Council and the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning.

WHAT: Conversation & Coffee

WHEN: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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. 

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Members of the 2017 Conversation and Coffee Committee are Heather Dare of PNC Bank, Mindy Hammer of the Free Store/Food Bank, Jeff Lydenberg of PG Calc, Conrad Theide of Cincinnati Public Radio 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.

Please register at the door, online registration is now closed. If you have any questions please email us at admin@gcpgc.org.
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