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Cathy Sheffield Elected to American Council on Gift Annuities Board of Directors

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The American Council on Gift Annuities (ACGA) has announced Ms. Cathy R. Sheffield, CAP®, CFRE, CSPG, FCEP, President of ThinkGiving, has been elected to their Board of Directors for a three-year term.

Ms. Sheffield the Founder and President of ThinkGiving.  She is a fundraising executive with 25 years of experience, specializing in major gifts and gift planning in healthcare and higher education for organizations such as Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, Cook Children’s Health System, and Texas Christian University. She is President of ThinkGiving, a planned giving firm based in Fort Worth, TX. Ms. Sheffield is also a Vice President with Thompson & Associates, a values-based estate planning firm based in Nashville, TN.  

She is a past-chair of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners and served as the 2015 Chair of the National Conference on Philanthropic Planning. Ms. Sheffield is a member of the American Institute for Philanthropic Studies faculty, which administers the Certified Specialist in Planned Giving designation program. In 2015, she was honored by the Fort Worth Metro Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals with The Ben Franklin Award for the Outstanding Professional Fundraising Executive. 

Ms. Sheffield received her MBA from Texas Christian University and a Bachelor of Science from North Dakota State University. 

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