Press Release: Partnership for Philanthropic Planning Elects 2016 National Board Members

Monday, August 3, 2015
For Immediate Release
For more information, please contact:
Jessica Hall, Director of Membership and Marketing


Indianapolis, IN --The Partnership for Philanthropic Planning (PPP), announces the newly elected, six at-large members for the 2016 PPP Board of Directors, who will serve three-year terms from January 2016 through December 2018.

The newly appointed board members will help represent the diverse interests of the Partnership's members and important constituencies, as they develop organizational policy and strategic direction for PPP.

The following candidates were elected to the 2016 National Board of Directors:

Gregory W. Baker, JD, ChFC, CFP, CAP: President Renaissance Charitable Foundation, Inc. Indianapolis, Indiana, Planned Giving Group of Indiana

Sindy L. Craig, JD, LL.M: Planned Giving Officer, The San Francisco Foundation San Francisco, California, Northern California Planned Giving Council

Lynn Malzone Ierardi, JD: Director of Gift Planning, The University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Gift Planning Council of New Jersey

Tom Neises, JD: Director of Development Programs and Chief of Staff, The Nature Conservancy Chicago, Illinois, Chicago Council on Planned Giving

Gordon P. Smith: Associate Vice President of Development, Planned Gifts National Jewish Health Denver, Colorado, Colorado Planned Giving Roundtable

Jeffrey Underwood: Senior Relationship Manager, Kaspick & Company Redwood Shores, California Northern California Planned Giving Council

The Partnership for Philanthropic Planning is a 501(c)(3) public charity and leading professional organization, representing: fundraisers, estate and financial planners, trust officers, and other professional philanthropic planners throughout the United States.

PPP is supported by over 100 local councils and over 8,000 individual and council members, as well as charities, associations and business organizations that support the mission of charitable giving made most meaningful. For more information on PPP, visit our website at

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