Leadership

The Charitable IRA Initiative was founded in 2015 with the mission to promote philanthropy through the use of personal IRA assets to fund outright and life income gifts by convincing Congress to enact permanent legislation authorizing the transfer of IRAs to charity.

The organization is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors.

2017 Board of Directors

Officers
President
John S. Pierce
Senior Gift Planner, Concordia College
Moorhead, MN

Vice President
Michael Kenyon
President and CEO, National Association of Charitable Gift Planners
Indianapolis, IN

Secretary
Marc Littlecott, CAP, CGPP
Director of Gift Planning, South Dakota
State University Foundation
Brookings, SD

Treasurer
Sr. Georgette Lehmuth, OSF
President and CEO, National Catholic Development Conference
Washington, DC

Directors
Lon P. Dufek, CPA, CFP
Senior Director, Office of Gift Planning
Providence Foundations
Lake Oswego, OR

Frank Minton
Frank Minton Consulting, LLC
Lake Forest Park, WA

A. Charles Schultz
President, Crescendo Interactive, Inc.
Camarillo, CA

James C. Soft
President Emeritus, Yellowstone Boys & Girls Rach Foundation
Billings, MT

Pro Bono Counsel
Conrad Teitell
Chairman, Charitable Planning Group,
Cummings & Lockwood LLC
Stamford, CT

Consultant
Joseph Satrom
Bismarck, ND