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Charitable Planning and Community Foundations


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The Adams County Community Foundation will host a breakfast seminar at the Guthrie Memorial Library in Hanover on May 8, 2018 beginning at 8:00am entitled "Charitable Planning through Community Foundations" for Professional Advisors and their clients presented by Bryan Tate, President of Building Unrestricted, LLC.

This seminar will focus on the charitable planning options available through Community Foundations. The session will review advised, scholarship and other charitable funds and gifting strategies in light of recent tax law changes. Tickets are complementary and available on the Community Foundation’s website at adamscountycf.org or by calling 717-337-0060.

The seminar’s local host committee includes G. Steven McKonly, Attorney; Marybeth Hockenberry, MBA, Manager SEK & Co.; Elizabeth Silbaugh Johnides, AIF, QPFC Retirement Plan Advisor at Retire Cents and Director Adams County Community Foundation; Terry Gingrow, Banking (retired) and Former Chair, Adams County Community Foundation; and Bruce Bigelow, Senior Partner at Charitable Development Consulting and Director, Adams County Community Foundation.

Bryan Tate, incoming President of Rotary Club of York, is President of Building Unrestricted, a consulting firm focused on assisting community foundations across the country that are concentrating on growing their discretionary assets.

Previously, Tate served for 14 years as Vice President at York County Community Foundation, having led both its grantmaking and fundraising departments, where he worked with donors and families to create the legacy they want for the community they love. A native of York County and a graduate of Spring Grove High School and Temple University, Tate also served 12 years as Chief of Staff to Congressman Todd Platts, who represented Adams County, York County and South-Central Pennsylvania in the US House of Representatives.

Active in a number of community organizations, Tate is a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary Club of York, President of the Board of the Central PA Leadership Seminar of Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership, and is founder of the Spring Grove Alumni Chorus. Professionally, Tate is Chairman of York County Estate Planning Council, Program Chair of Leave A Legacy York County, and serves as a regular speaker for the Council on Foundations and its professional groups.

The Adams County Community Foundation is a private philanthropic organization created by the people of Adams County to serve the current and future needs of the Adams County, Pennsylvania region. Representing the common interests of a diverse pool of donors who care about Adams County and South Central Pennsylvania, the Community Foundation uses grants and initiatives to address issues facing the region today, while building a civic endowment to address the needs of future generations. The Community Foundation also offers donors customized support for their individual philanthropic goals, expert assistance in learning more about the causes they care about, and the opportunity to join others with similar interests to learn and give together.