May 23 , 2019
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Blue Coyote Supper Club, Fort Myers
The Planned Giving Council of Lee County, Inc. will present “Impact Giving from the Perspective of the Donor” at the Thursday, May 23 meeting. The speaker is Scott Fischer, CEO and Founder, Scott Fischer Enterprises.
Donors have always been inclined to give to causes they feel connected to, and a new style of giving is emerging in the philanthropic community called Impact Giving or Impact Philanthropy. The term emphasizes a more personal relationship between donors and the long-term outcome of the causes they choose to support. Impact givers generally take more time to research and strategize who they are giving to, they tend to have a better idea of what they want to accomplish, and they are invested in seeing the impact of their donation.
Scott Fischer, noted entrepreneur and generous philanthropist, knew he wanted to give more back to the community after selling some of his Harley Davidson dealerships. Attendees will hear how Fischer took time to develop a giving strategy focused on helping organizations develop long-term sustainability to accomplish their missions. He will share his thoughts on helping organizations refine their strategic plans, the things that matter most to him when he thinks about supporting non-profits, and how to cultivate supporters who believe their dollars should make a lasting impact on the organizations they support in addition to supporting the annual fund.
The meeting will be held at Blue Coyote Business & Social Club, 9854 Caloosa Yacht and Racquet Club Drive, Fort Myers from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m., lunch and program begin at noon. The event is free to members. The cost for non-members is $30.00 and includes lunch. Reservation deadline is Monday, May 20 at noon. To RSVP go to plannedgivinglee.org.
The Planned Giving Council of Lee County, Inc. provides programs presented by expert speakers, symposiums, networking and guidance to professionals involved in all aspects of charitable giving. Members are committed to better serving their donors and clients by helping them to make charitable gifts that are well planned both financially and philanthropically. The Planned Giving Council strives to engage all constituents in the charitable gift planning process: planned giving and major gifts professionals, nonprofit managers and trustees, financial and estate planners, trust managers and administrators. For more information go to www.plannedgivinglee.org or call (239) 850-0040.