Leadership Council of Faith-Based Foundations & Development Offices

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Ecumenical Stewardship Center Forum Groups provide those engaged in similar stewardship-related vocations gathering places for networking, support, and learning. The Leadership Council of Faith-Based Foundations & Development Offices Forum Group includes individuals involved in foundation management, development, gift planning, and estate planning. While the Ecumenical Stewardship Center facilitates the gathering, the agenda is set by the participants. ESC Forum Group participants consider the current trends, best practices, challenges, and opportunities unique to serving faith-based organizations.

The 2018 Forum Gathering will be Tuesday and Wednesday, December 11-12, 2018, at the United Methodist Church Foundation, 1 Music Circle North, Nashville, Tennessee, approximately 30 minutes from the Nashville International Airport (BNA). Parking is available at this location.

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The Forum Gathering will include ample time for roundtable discussion, networking, and two presentations. Mr. Ravi Sundara, counsel for SpencerFane in St. Louis, Missouri, will lead a discussion about how recent US tax law changes are impacting faith-based foundations and planned giving. Ms. Cailie Currin, President & CEO of Currin Compliance Services in White Plains, New York, will lead a discussion about current best practices related to charitable gift annuities.

Please make your own lodging arrangements. Many hotels are within a mile of the meeting location. The nearby Scarritt Bennett Center offers economical, retreat-style lodging.
There is no registration fee to attend the Forum, but please register by Friday, November 16 so we know to expect you and can extend the best hospitality possible.

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