Calendar

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Sep
24
Mon
September 24, 2018- Social Mixer @ Miller Johnson
Sep 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Join us for a social mixer during ArtPrize with a brief presentation about gifts of artwork

Speaker: Henry Matthews, Director of University Galleries and Collections at Grand Valley State University

Sponsor: Miller Johnson
Please register for this event.
Oct
16
Tue
October 16, 2018 – Charitable Planning After Tax Reform @ Van Andel Institute
Oct 16 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Join WMPGG for a breakfast conversation at Van Andel Institute as we prepare for the year-end giving season and explore how recent changes in tax law are affecting how many donors think about charitable giving. Our expert speakers will provide insight on how you can help donors evaluate their options and make good decisions about tax-effective giving. Help donors align their own wealth planning needs and philanthropic desires with new giving strategies and opportunities.

Speakers

Peggy Bishop, CPA, Partner, BeeneGarter

Peggy has over 35 years of experience in public accounting and specialized experience with nonprofit organizations. Serving as chairperson of the Nonprofit Industry Team, her focus includes board training, consulting, fundraising, and the adoption and implementation of nonprofit accounting and auditing standards. Peggy is an active volunteer and has served as board chair and treasurer for numerous nonprofit organizations. In June 2017, Peggy completed the AICPA’s not-for-profit certification program.

John T. McFarland, Attorney at Law, Miller Johnson

John T. McFarland is a Member at Miller Johnson and has been practicing law since 2000. He concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning, trust and estate administration (including fiduciary litigation), business succession planning, nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations, and tax law. Mr. McFarland has extensive experience in the area of charitable giving and planned giving and advises both individuals and nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations.