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AFP CA, Valley Chapter: Annual Spring Symposium

May 10, 2016

San Joaquin Valley Planned Gifts Council & Association of Fundraising Professionals
Invite you to the Annual Spring Symposium

On May 10, 2016, join us for a half-day of Planned Giving workshops and networking with colleagues from throughout the Valley.

This year there will be a three part program that includes the following:

  • Charitable Lead Trusts: How to Make a Gift & Get It Back
  • Recycle and Reuse: Simple and Innovative Gifts Using Life Insurance and Annuities
  • Case Study: Bargain Sale
    • Katie Zenovich, VP Corporate Development, Community Medical Foundation
    • Mark Deffenbacher, Executive Director, Fresno Pacific University Foundation

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

7:45 AM - 1:30 PM
Fort Washington Country Club
10272 N. Millbrook Ave.
Fresno, CA 93730

Keynote Speakers

Lani Starkey, JD, LLM, CPA
University of Hawaii Foundation

Randy Huston, BA, MA, CFP®
Yellowstone Trust Administration

Register at:
$30 for Students
$40 for SJVPGC or AFP Members
$50 for Non-Members

Includes Breakfast, Lunch and Symposium.

(Continuing education credits applied for)
7:45 - 8:30 Registration, Breakfast, Welcome
8:30 - 9:45 Charitable Lead Trusts
9:45 - 10:00 Networking Break
10:00 - 11:00 Recycle and Reuse
11:00 - 11:10 Networking Break
11:10 - 12:00 Case Study: Bargain Sale
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch, Networking, Discussion

For More Information:

SJVPGC President
Ed Chetan Edwin, CSPG
Senior Development & Estate Planning Officer
(559) 283-6829

SJVPGC Treasurer
Lynne Pietz
Executive Director of Development
(559) 317-6024

Keynote Speakers

Lani Starkey, JD, LLM, CPA
Associate Vice President, University of Hawaii Foundation

Lani Starkey is a tax attorney and CPA. He is recognized nationally as a charitable tax planning expert and is an Adjunct Professor at the Shidler College of Business at UH Manoa. Mr. Starkey’s expertise encompasses CRTs, CLTs, business and real estate tax planning and charitable gift annuities. He has been with UH Founda on since 2005 receiving his LLM from University of Florida’s Graduate Tax Program. He earned his J.D. cum laude at Pepperdine University School of Law and his BBA in accounting from Southwest Texas State University.

Randy Huston, BA, MA, CFP®
Charitable Trust Specialist, Trust Administrator, Yellowstone Trust Administration

Randy Huston has worked in financial services for 33 years and resides in Arizona. An estate problem solver, he has assisted hundreds of families meet their estate planning goals through a variety of trust and other tax saving techniques. He earned his BA in Business Administration and MA in Social Science from Azusa Pacific University. He is a member of the Greater Phoenix FPA.

Sponsoring Organizations

San Joaquin Valley Planned Gifts Council is the local affiliate council for Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, whose mission and purpose include facilitating, coordinating and encouraging the education and training of the gift planning community. For membership information contact Ed Chetan Edwin,

Association of Fundraising Professionals, California Valley Chapter is the local professional fundraising organization focused on the education, ethics and personal development of its membership, sharing best practices and mentoring its professionals and youth. For membership information visit or contact Charity Tokash at