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Viken Mikaelian, Founder & Guru

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In 1999, Viken co-founded VirtualGiving.Com, the first company focused specifically on bringing planned giving to the Internet. Since then, VirtualGiving.Com has helped over 1,200 nonprofits get their planned giving programs on the web, published numerous white papers, and conducted various national surveys to help our industry understand itself better.

Viken is also the founder of Planned Giving.Com which provides complete planned giving marketing solutions including downloadable content, brochures, direct mail and postcards. He also publishes the quarterly publication Planned Giving Tomorrow, which is intended to distribute practical planned giving marketing ideas for all fundraisers — not just planned giving executives.

Viken's expertise in combining planned giving principles with marketing and technology tools to inform and inspire the lay prospect continues to make him a driving force in the gift-planning community. In the past 9 years alone, he has presented at over 220 planned giving councils, AFP and AHP chapters, foundations, and banks, including 4 presentations for the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning (formerly the National Committee on Planned Giving).

Concentrating over the past 19 years on development communications, Viken has produced over 1600 publications for capital campaigns and planned giving programs. His former marketing firm's portfolio includes numerous awards, including five from CASE.

Viken is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. He was a pre med student and almost decided to become a doctor. Both the planned giving community and society at large are very thankful that he did not.

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Business Development

Gail Rodgers

Kyle Anasiewicz

Keith London

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Born and raised in Philadelphia, Keith London moved with his family to South Florida in 1979. Having become a successful businessman, he and his family moved to Hallandale Beach in 1992, where Keith has invested his considerable leadership, fundraising and strategic planning talents directly into the local community. In addition to his ongoing involvement with the City Commission and other aspects of civic governance, Keith regularly volunteers his time to many local organizations addressing issues ranging from neighborhood safety and youth athletics to community greening and music.

Always in motion, Keith often spends his energetic "downtime" on the ice rink playing hockey or tending to his truly award-winning garden.

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Karen Martin

Karen Martin

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Karen helps businesses, nonprofits and individuals tell their stories well. She has been writing for publication for 15 years, starting with teen magazines, moving on to documentary film work, and then writing for nonprofits. Whatever the project or medium, Karen's approach is the same: know your audience, make each word count, and tell a good story. Karen has lived in many places around the United States and abroad. Currently she lives in Durham, North Carolina with her husband, David, and four teenagers they met while living in Peru and adopted in 2014. Karen reads as much as possible, plays beach volleyball, makes hopeful attempts at a vegetable garden, and is happy to be a new backyard chicken owner.

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Advisors

Meredith Sossman, Esq., CFRE

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Brian M. Sagrestano, JD, CFRE

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If Brian M. Sagrestano, JD, CFRE, wants to sing in a barbershop quartet, we say, “Let him!” Because judging by his standing as the go-to guy for industry-leading advice in donor-centered gift planning, we might all do well to give his unique hobby a try.

In addition to being President and CEO of Gift Planning Development, LLC, a full service gift planning consulting firm, Brian also shares his time with VirtualGiving.Com as a valued consultant and advisor.

He earned degrees from Cornell University (A.B. cum laude) and Notre Dame Law School (J.D. cum laude) and started his career specializing in tax and estate planning and related areas. But Brian’s donor-centered philosophy ultimately drew him into philanthropic planning full-time.

Prior to starting GPD, Brian served as Executive Director of Gift Planning for the University of Pennsylvania and Director of Gift Planning for Middlebury College in Vermont and Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations in New Jersey. The various gift planning programs under his direction raised over $400 million.

A dynamic and engaging speaker, Brian has addressed more than 150 groups over the last decade, including presentations at conferences nationwide for organizations including the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, the Council on the Advancement and Support of Education, and the Association of Fund Raising Professionals, among others.

Brian crafted the marketing content for the Planned Giving Course and is a regular trainer for many charities in the area of gift planning. He also created Gift Planning Essentials to help small and mid-sized charities start new donor-centered gift planning programs.

Brian is a current board member of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning (PPP) and past board member of the Gift Planning Council of New Jersey and the Planned Giving Council of Greater Philadelphia. He is published and cited in numerous periodicals, including Planned Giving Tomorrow.

When not working, or singing in a barbershop, Brian enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters at his home in the scenic Mohawk Valley.

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Camilyn K. Leone, JD

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Camilyn K. Leone, Esq. teaches the Non-Profit Law Clinic at the University of Virginia Law School and consults with non-profits on a variety of legal and fund raising issues. She is a graduate of the Indiana University McKinney School of Law and Smith College. She has been a planned giving director at museums, hospitals and universities. In 2009, she and her family moved to Albemarle County, Virginia where they enjoy raising Navajo-Churro sheep.

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Vince Fraumeni

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Chase Magnuson

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Chase Magnuson has over 20 years of substantial experience across the spectrum of real estate transactions, including land development, commercial and residential sales, commercial leasing, and property management. He also has an extensive background in facilitating donations of individual, corporate and commercial investment real estate. Chase developed marketing material of guidelines for donations of real estate for charities and donors and has conducted training sessions across the country to help others learn how to make gifts of real estate beneficial to each party.

Chase is the Director for Planned Giving, Real Estate, at the George Washington University's Division of Development. He is also President / CEO of Real Estate for Charities. In his private practice, he has successfully guided the donations and liquidation of corporate surplus properties to fund various charities and his portfolio of completed transactions includes the exchange of real estate equities for Charitable Gift Annuities, Charitable Remainder Trusts, Bargain Sales and Donor Advised Funds.

Chase holds the elite designation of CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member), he is a Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS), a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES), and a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and the Corporate Real Estate Network. His clients include AARP Foundation, the California State University Foundation, CCIM Education Foundation, Easter Seals, San Diego State University, United Way Worldwide, United Way Chicago, United Way Los Angeles, United Way San Diego, Scripps Hospital Foundation and Muscular Dystrophy Foundation.

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Dr. Scott Janney, CFRE

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Scott is a successful development professional who has closed more than a dozen seven-figure gifts. He knows how to raise money because he loves people. Scott is referred to by many as a team builder who creates coalitions with fundraising, marketing, legal and financial professionals.

Scott's vast experience of raising millions includes AtlantiCare Foundation, Villanova University, Main Line Health, and Temple University. He has been consulting PlannedGiving.Com since 2007.

Hobbies? He loves to play the fiddle and the guitar. He is also an avid golfer… but like most fundraisers he always rounds up.

Scott holds a CFRE and is also a Registered Financial Consultant. He currently resides in Blue Bell, PA with his wife Rebecca and son David.

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Peter A. Caputo

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Caputo is a fundraising professional with more than thirty years of successful fund development. Eager to assist nonprofit organizations expand their financial capacity through philanthropic endeavors with proven techniques and innovative strategies that are cost effective and efficient.

Specialties include: campaign planning, feasibility studies, and implementation; audits; major gifts, planned gifts, and annual giving; strategic planning; staff and executive assessment and development; process assessment; benchmarking and performance metrics; and volunteer and board development.

He has led successful fundraising teams as chief advancement officer at Saint Joseph's University, Widener University, Main Line Health System, Moravian College, and Lincoln University. His consulting experience covers a broad spectrum of nonprofit organizations.

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