The Harrison County Community Foundation and Mason Investment Advisory Services, Inc. Present:

How Charitable Plans Benefit Clients and Further Their Personal Planning Goals, Featuring Ethics

Session Overview

This three-hour Continuing Education program focuses on helping professional advisors include charitable gift planning in their estate and financial planning for clients.  This session will cover how and why these plans can be highly advantageous, what types of plans and vehicles are allowed by federal Tax Code, and how and when to use them both during life and in estate and financial plans.  Optimal assets for clients to use in such plans both revocable and irrevocable will be identified, highlighting how and why to use those assets to diversify a portfolio and further personal family planning goals, enjoying tax advantages too.  An hour will be devoted to ethical concerns illustrated by case studies, each one arising from real scenarios, incorporating charitable options and who might be included in those conversations.

Presenter – Pamela Jones Davidson, J.D.

Pamela Jones Davidson, J.D., has been a nationally recognized motivational speaker in charitable gift planning for decades. She is President of Davidson Gift Design, Bloomington, Indiana, consulting and specializing in presentations about all aspects of gift planning to every audience a nonprofit wants to reach, including training and orientation. She is also Emeritus for Thompson & Associates, offering estate planning services to nonprofits. From 1985 – 1996, she was with Indiana University Foundation as Executive Director of Planned Giving and Associate Counsel, quadrupling expectancies in only two years.

Ms. Davidson received her B.A. from Indiana University in 1975, and graduated magna cum laude from the Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis in 1979. She was an examiner in the IRS Estate and Gift Tax Division and practiced law in Indianapolis before joining the nonprofit sector in 1985.

Ms. Davidson was the 1999 President (now, Chair) of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners (then, “NCPG”), after serving on its board for six years. She was inducted into its Hall of Fame in 2018, its second class, and is a member of its Leadership Institute.

Ms. Davidson is a past board member and treasurer of the Indiana Chapter of the National Society of Fund Raising Executives (now, “AFP”), and a past board member and president of the Planned Giving Group of Indiana. She has served on many boards in her community, including a nationally recognized women’s shelter and public radio and TV, on the APTS Leadership Council.

December 8, 2022

8:00am – Breakfast and Registration
8:30 – 8:45 – Introductions
8:45am – 12:00 pm Continuing Education Workshop

Harrison County Community Foundation
1523 Foundation Way, NE
Corydon, IN 47112

Cost: This session is offered at no cost thanks to Mason Investment Advisory Services, Inc. and Harrison County Community Foundation.

Learning objectives include:

  • Learn how lifetime and testamentary plans can further a client’s personal tax, financial, retirement and estate planning goals
  • Learn when, why, and with what assets to fund multiple types of charitable remainder trusts (“CRTs”).
  • Identify tax reduction strategies for your clients’ retirement plan assets
  • List several implications of how the latest tax act impacts charitable planning including which assets to use
  • Identify three ways to avoid ethical pitfalls when advising clients about their charitable giving

Who should attend?
Estate Planning Attorneys, Certified Public Accountants, Certified Financial Planners, Bank Trust Officers, Insurance Agents and any other professional advisors interested in improving their chartable planning knowledge to build their private client practices.


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Continuing Education Credit Status:

  • PENDING – CPAs may earn 3 continuing professional education credits.
  • PENDING – Attorneys may earn 3 continuing legal education credits.
  • PENDING – Certified Financial Planners may earn 3 continuing education credits.
  • PENDING – Bank Trust Officers may earn 3 CTFA credits.
  • PENDING – Insurance Agents may earn 3 continuing education credits.
  • Chartered Financial Consultants (ChFC®) may earn 3 continuing education credits



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Delivery Method:
Group Live

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For more information related to this program, please contact:

Kim Harmon
Director of Development
Harrison County Community Foundation
1523 Foundation Way, NE
Corydon, IN 47112
(812) 738-6668

For information related to complaints, please contact:
Will Thorpe
Chief Marketing and Development Officer
Mason Investment Advisory Services
11921 Freedom Drive
Suite 1000
Reston, VA 20190
T: (703) 716-6000
F: (703) 716-6020

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