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Think Giving

August 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Cathy R. Sheffield, MBA, CAP®, CSPG®, CFRE

Cathy R. Sheffield is a seasoned nonprofit expert with almost 25 years of experience in charitable gift planning. Currently, Cathy is the Chief Advancement Officer at Lena Pope in Fort Worth, Texas. She is also the founder and president of ThinkGiving, a philanthropic advising group that partners with individuals and nonprofits to optimize their charitable contributions.

Cathy serves on the American Council on Gift Annuities Board as the VP of Programs. Cathy was the 2017 Board Chair of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners (CGP) and the 2015 Chair of the National CGP Conference. Cathy is the immediate past president of the Fort Worth Metro Chapter of AFP and has served on the boards of the Lone Star Council of CGP and the Dallas Council of CGP.

Cathy is not only a leader but also an educator, as she imparts her knowledge as a faculty member at California State University Long Beach, where she teaches courses for the American Institute for Philanthropic Studies’ Certified Specialist in Planned Giving designation program. Additionally, Cathy is a national study group moderator for The American College of Financial Services Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy designation program.

Cathy received Association of Fundraising Professional’s prestigious Benjamin Franklin Award in 2015. She’s involved as a board member with Stage West Theatre, NewDay Services for Children and Families, Jerusalem Institute for Justice, and is the president nominee of the Rotary Club of Fort Worth. Cathy holds an MBA from Texas Christian University and an undergraduate degree from North Dakota State University.


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August 26
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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