Title: Sowing Seeds for Gifts of Farmland and Other Real Estate Assets

Presenters: Meg Cline and Michael Degenhart

Webinar Description: The U.S. has roughly 900 million acres of farmland, representing nearly 40% of the U.S. land base today. But is your nonprofit seizing the opportunity to cultivate gifts of this unique asset class from your donor base? You may be surprised to learn who actually owns farmland (both in the U.S. and abroad) and be shocked to learn that farmland and other similar real estate assets can be ripe for consideration as a charitable gift by your donors, given some of the unique characteristics and sentimental attachments to this asset. In this session we will highlight those opportunities, share cases that highlight how to best structure gifts with this seldom-discussed asset class and share ideas about how you can secure buy-in from your leadership to entertain gifts of farmland as a part of your organization's gift acceptance policies.

Speaker Bios: 

Meg Cline is VP for Gift Planning & Trust Services at the University of Illinois Foundation. She oversees all aspects of gift planning, documentation and deferred gift administration. Previously, she served as the Associate Dean for Advancement for the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences and also served in a principal gifts role at Illinois. Meg also spent 10 years in the wealth management and pension fund industry. She holds BS and MBA degrees from the University of Illinois. Meg is a past president of the Chicago Council on Planned Giving, member of CGP and the Leadership Institute, Eastern Illinois Estate Planning Council, and the Lincoln Academy of Illinois to name a few of her professional associations.

Michael Degenhart has been a consulting Vice President with GG+A since 2010 serving over 30 private and public higher education institutions as counsel and brings more than 30 years of professional experience in development and fundraising. Michael recently retired as the Assistant Vice President for Gift Planning at Penn State University after 16 years, where he was responsible for university-wide planned giving efforts for Penn State’s 24 campuses raising more than $100 million annually. Preceding this position, Michael served as the Assistant Vice President at Syracuse University and spent seven years in the Office of Trusts, Estates and Gift Planning at Cornell University. He has been a key member of senior management teams on four campaigns that have had billion dollar plus goals. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Director of ECM Insurance Group, the 11th largest insurer of farms in the country.

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Pricing for groups: $149 for councils; $209 for organizations The group host will receive one Zoom access link. [Group webinar FAQs]

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Tuesday, April 30, 2024 - 01:00