Expert Will Discuss 'Smart Planning for Personal and Philanthropic Success' on June 10

Expert Will Discuss 'Smart Planning for Personal and Philanthropic Success' on June 10

May 28, 2011

96898May 28, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — Pamela Jones Davidson, a nationally-known speaker on philanthropic planning and gift techniques, will give a special presentation at DePauw University on Friday, June 10, as part of Alumni Reunion Weekend 2011. Davidson will offer advice on "Smart Planning for Personal and Philanthropic Success" at 9 a.m. in Thompson Recital Hall, which is located within DePauw's Green Center for the Performing Arts. 

The program is presented free of charge and is open to the public, but pre-registration is required. To reserve a spot for the session, please contact Melissa Kirkham in the Office of Advancement at (765) 658-4200 or e-mail

What are practical and pragmatic ways for you to take care of family first, then decide who else will benefit from your estate? Can you be a giver to your favorite charities without hurting loved ones? Davidson will examine these questions and more.

A 1979 magna cum laude graduate of Indiana University School of Law, Davidson has more than 16 years experience in the planned giving field. From 1984-96, she served at Indiana University Foundation, leaving as its executive director, planned giving and associate counsel. Previously, she was an examiner in the gift and estate tax division of the 86981Internal Revenues Service and in the private practice of law in Indianapolis.

Davidson is a past president and board member of the Planned Giving Group of Indiana and past treasurer and board member of the Indiana Chapter of the National Society of Fund Raising Executives. She served on the board of directors of the National Committee on Planned Giving (now the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning) for six years, beginning in 1994, and was chair of its education committee in 1995 and secretary in 1996. She was the 1998 president-elect of NCPG and served as its president in 1999 and, as a former president, now serves on its ethics committee. She is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association.

Learn more about Alumni Reunion Weekend in this previous story.