October 16, 2018 – Charitable Planning After Tax Reform

October 16, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Van Andel Institute
333 Bostwick Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Teresa Reid

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.


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. Prior to his transition to law, John spent more than 10 years in development work at Hillsdale College.



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