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Robert F. Sharpe, Jr.

Sharpe Group
Chairman
Memphis, TN
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 San Francisco, Sharpe Group has worked with over 10,000 nonprofits nationwide during its 54-year history.He is chairman of the philanthropy editorial board of Trusts & Estates magazine. He has served on the board of Giving USA and on strategic task forces for the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners (CGP) and co-authored the CGP Model Standards of Gift Valuation. He has chaired the annual Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) conference on Structuring Major Gifts since 2004 and is a recipient of the CASE Crystal Apple Teaching Award and the Donaldson Distinguished Service Award from the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning of New England. He currently serves on the Congressional charitable tax legislative advisory council for the Alliance for Charitable Reform.Mr. Sharpe has authored many articles and other publications covering numerous estate and gift planning topics. His remarks on this subject have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Newsweek, Forbes, Smart Money, CBS Market Watch, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Trusts & Estates, Kiplinger’s and other national publications.He is a frequent speaker for professional gatherings nationwide, including the National Conference on Philanthropic Planning, the American Bankers Association Wealth Management and Trust Conference, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) National Conference, the American Institute of CPAs Nonprofit Conference, the International Fundraising Congress, the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy Advanced Planned Giving Institute, Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) National Conference, CASE Advanced Planned Giving Conference and others.In past years, he served as a development officer for a liberal arts college and practiced law with a national law firm where he specialized in taxation and estate planning. Mr. Sharpe is an honors graduate of Vanderbilt University and Cornell Law School.