November ETEPC Luncheon - “What will your legacy be? Working with individuals to create their charitable legacy.”
This luncheon is generously sponsored by East Texas Communities Foundation
Guest Speaker: Cathy Sheffield - “What will your legacy be? Working with individuals to create their charitable legacy.”
Cathy’s passion is helping nonprofits raise more mission-critical dollars. Cathy is a nationally recognized charitable giving thought leader with over 25-years experience, primarily in healthcare and higher education. From the moment you meet Cathy, you will recognize her enthusiasm for her work, appreciate her collaborative method for achieving results for both donors and nonprofit organizations alike, and welcome her sense of humor.
Cathy serves as the Chief Advancement Officer of Lena Pope in Fort Worth, Texas. Cathy is also the founder and CEO of ThinkGiving, a boutique philanthropic advising group working with individuals and nonprofits to maximize charitable gifts.
Cathy serves on the American Council on Gift Annuities Board of Directors, is the immediate past president of the Fort Worth Metro Chapter of AFP and was the 2017 Board Chair of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners. Cathy is a California State University Long Beach faculty member, teaching courses for the American Institute for Philanthropic Studies’ Certified Specialist in Planned Giving designation program. Cathy is the co-host of Charitable Chit Chat with Cathy & Claire, a podcast for philanthropy professionals. In 2015, Cathy was honored by the Fort Worth Metro Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals with the Benjamin Franklin Award for Outstanding Professional Fundraising Executive. Cathy serves on the boards of Jerusalem Institute for Justice and NewDay Services for Children and Families. Cathy is also a member of the Rotary Club of Fort Worth.
Cathy received her MBA from Texas Christian University (Go Frogs!) and her undergraduate degree from North Dakota State University (Go Bison!).
CAP® (Charter Advisor in Philanthropy)
CFRE (Certified Fundraising Executive)
CSPG® (Certified Specialist in Planned Giving)