How to Maximize the Impact of Clients' Philanthropy

Date: Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: University Club, Third Floor Library
Speaker: Betsy Brill and Kirk Hoopingarner, JD

Please note: This is a Tuesday event, not Wednesday and will be held in the third floor Library.

Betsy Brill is an internationally recognized expert in philanthropy. She co-founded Strategic Philanthropy, Ltd., in 2000 and serves as the company’s President. Betsy brings to each client engagement the experience garnered over close to 30 years of working with families around their charitable giving and managing and consulting to non-profits. With an MBA in International Business from The Thunderbird School of Global Management, and significant client work outside the U.S., Betsy brings a deep understanding of the global philanthropic landscape.

Betsy has authored pieces for the Journal of Practical Estate PlanningAlliance MagazineSTEP Journal (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners), among others. She is regularly quoted in the Chicago Tribune, Chronicle of Philanthropy, Crain’s, New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. Betsy has been a featured speaker at The Chicago Estate Planning Council, Association of Small Foundations (Now Exponent Philanthropy), the Council on Foundations—Family Philanthropy Conference, Pacific Northwest Global Donors Conference, and the Southeast Family Office Forum. 

Kirk Hoopingarner is a partner at the Chicago office of Quarles & Brady in the Trusts & Estates and Tax-Exempt Organizations Practice Groups. For over 30 years, Mr. Hoopingarner has concentrated his practice on all facets of wealth planning and philanthropy for high-net-worth families and individuals, including charitable gifting techniques, all types of trusts used in family wealth management and transfers, business succession planning, family limited partnerships and limited liability companies, asset protection, and federal and state estate and gift tax planning. Mr. Hoopingarner also has extensive experience in sophisticated charitable planning, both for individual donors and for substantial charitable organizations. He also a frequent author and presenter on charitable planning and philanthropic topics.


Passed Appetizers: Cheesepuffs, Blue Cheese & Caramelized Onion Stuffed Mushrooms, Spanakopita  and Vegetable Spring Rolls 

Salad: Wedge Salad – Baby Iceberg, Blue Cheese, Heirloom Tomatoes, Black Walnuts, Buttermilk Dill Dressing (no bacon)

Entrée: Seared Airline Chicken Breast w/ Roasted Marble Potatoes, Heirloom Carrots, and Cranberry Demi-Glace



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