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Friday, September 29


Keynote Address - Introducing the “Gerontrophilanthroplutocracy”

All fundraisers know that most bequests and other planned gifts come from individuals of advanced age.  Recent reports reveal other surprising trends regarding the makeup of America’s donor population.  Industry sources are noting that a majority of the largest outright gifts each year are also made by persons over the age of 65.  IRS data underscores the fact that older donors make a disproportionate percentage of charitable gifts and give significantly more than younger donors.  America’s nonprofit community will be increasingly reliant on the senior population as Baby Boomers are entering this phase of life.  This presentation will explore the expected impact of the rapidly growing population of aging Baby Boomers and how they can be expected to dominate the philanthropic landscape over the coming decade in both expected and unexpected ways.

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Robert F. Sharpe, Jr.

Chairman, Sharpe Group
Robert Sharpe is chairman of Sharpe Group, which consults nationwide with leading educational, health, social service and religious organizations and institutions in implementing their major and planned gift development efforts. With offices in Memphis, Washington DC, Atlanta and... Read More →

Friday September 29, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am
Marriott Grand 5-7