Greater Naples Area Planned Giving Council meetings are generally offered monthly from 8:30 am – 10:00 am. The meetings feature networking time, breakfast, and a program/presentation. The Holiday meeting and special events such as the Annual Planned Giving Symposium are held at other times.

Programs are free for current members and $35 for nonmembers.

Registrants who fail to attend the program will be billed the cost of the provided lunch.

Registrations will not be accepted within 24 hours of the event.
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The State of Charitable Giving: The Profession, Politics, and their Impact on the Charitable World

June 15, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Presented by Heidi Jark, Senior Vice President & Managing Director – Foundation Office, Fifth Third Bank

Ms. Jark’s presentation is sponsored by Fifth Third Bank.

About the Program:
Much has changed in the last year, not only in the political realm, but in the world of giving. The world is interconnected, whether we like it or not. Our donors are impacted by events that are not in their control and uncertainty in Washington brings uncertainty to our donors. We’ll look at what’s going on nationally on the legislative and regulatory fronts and how those decisions create a ripple effect for the charitable world and their donors. We’ll then review trends in charitable giving, dig into what’s top of mind for donors, and explore how the charitable world can navigate the new order, fulfill their missions, and create last legacies for their donors.

About the Speaker:
Heidi JarkHeidi B. Jark, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of the Foundation Office at Fifth Third Bank, oversees the administration of corporate and family foundations throughout the Bancorp. She has been with Fifth Third since 1999 and previously served as its Planned Giving Manager.

Prior to joining Fifth Third Bank, Ms. Jark served as the Planned Giving Director for Valparaiso University, assisting donors in estate and charitable gift planning. Ms. Jark also practiced law in Valparaiso, Indiana with the firm of Hoeppner, Wagner & Evans concentrating her work in the areas of litigation and appellate brief writing.

She has a B.A. in Political Science from Valparaiso University and a J.D. from its School of Law.

Ms. Jark is very active in the community having served in the past as President of the Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council, the American Cancer Society Board of Directors for Hamilton County, the WAVE Foundation, and Philanthropy Ohio. In addition, Ms. Jark volunteered to her alma mater for 10 years on the Valparaiso University Alumni Association and served as President. Ms. Jark has also served on the Board of the Greater Cincinnati YWCA as Treasurer and on the National Board of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning (formerly NCPG) where she was the 2007 Conference Chair and the 2010 Board Chair.   Currently, Ms. Jark currently serves as President of Cooperative for Education, promoting access to education, books, computers, and scholarships in Guatemala.

Ms. Jark grew up on a farm near Stratford, South Dakota and lives in Cincinnati with her husband, Steve Kenat, a partner at GBBN Architects and daughter, Catarina. She is a frequent speaker to not-for-profit organizations on the topics of philanthropy, ethics, grantmaking, and planned giving.

Meetings feature networking time, breakfast, and a program/presentation.
Programs are free for current GNAPGC and AFP members and $35 for non-members.


June 15, 2017
8:30 am - 10:00 am
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Hodges University, Stock Building, White Community Room
2647 Professional Circle
Naples, FL 34119 United States
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