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ACGA Webinar - Marketing Gift Annuities
Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Category: Webinar

Join Christine Ewan and Renee Kurdzos as they share their experiences on the best ways to market Charitable Gift Annuities – both from an “evergreen” perspective and during 2020. What matters most when communicating with prospects? How can you turn stewardship into a repeat donation? How should changes in tax law affect your outreach? This will be an interactive session between Christine and Renee, and they are looking forward to hearing your questions and experiences too.

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About the Speakers

Christine S. Ewan, JD
Senior Executive Director of Development
University of Pennsylvania for Penn Medicine

Ms. Ewan is the Senior Executive Director of Development at the University of Pennsylvania for Penn Medicine where she oversees the planned giving program for the Perelman School of Medicine, the Abramson Cancer Center and the University of Pennsylvania Health System which includes six hospitals. Christine’s planned giving team supports over 60 frontline fundraisers and she trains all levels of development staff in both planned giving fundraising and blended giving as well as major gift fundraising. She has worked in planned giving at Penn Medicine for 15 years with prior fundraising experience at Pace University in New York, NY as the Director of Development for the Lubin School of Business and as a Major Gift & Planned Giving Officer. Christine is a graduate of Clemson University and received her JD from Widener University School of Law. Prior to entering nonprofit fundraising, she practiced law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Christine resides in Saint Davids, Pennsylvania with her husband, son and golden retriever, Oliver.


Renee Kurdzos
Executive Director, Planned Giving
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Renee Kurdzos is the Executive Director, Planned Giving at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Prior to working at Fred Hutch, Renee served as the Gift Planning Officer for Washington and Hawaii at American Red Cross, Development & Planned Giving Officer at University of Puget Sound and as the Director of Major Gifts & Planned Giving at the Seattle Repertory Theatre.  Renee is a Board Member of the American Council on Gift Annuities and is the Co-Chair of the Planned Giving Advisory Committee for the National Association of Cancer Center Development Officers. She is also a Past President of the Washington Planned Giving Council and past Board Member of Leave 10. She has a Masters of Science in Taxation and a Certificate in Estate Planning from Golden Gate University, and has achieved the designation of Certified Gift Planning Specialist through the Institute for Philanthropic Studies at California State University Long Beach. Renee has worked in development for 20 years and in planned giving for 15. She lives in West Seattle with her husband Kevan, daughters Zoe and Margaret, and dogs Abbey and Jack.