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Russ Austin: Director of the Office of Planned Giving, Washington University

Russ Austin has over eighteen years of professional development experience working for national, local, and university nonprofits. In March of this year, Russ joined Washington University in St. Louis (Wash U) as the Associate Vice Chancellor and Director of the Office of Planned Giving. Before joining Wash U’s Advancement Office, Russ spent fourteen years as a development director for the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WFAA), which is the fundraising organization for the University of Wisconsin. At WFAA, Russ was a development director for the UW School of Veterinary Medicine, The UW Carbone Cancer Center, the UW Department of Surgery, and finished as an Associate Vice President in the Office of Gift Planning. Russ has raised over $140 million in his nonprofit career. He has served on the boards of the Madison Area Down Syndrome Society (President), Foundation for Madison Public Schools, Avenues to Community, and the Madison Mayor Advisors Council and co-chair of the Verona Area School District’s Parents of children with 504/IEP Plans Advisory Council. Russ is a member of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners and the Association of Fundraising Professionals, including both local chapters.

Office Hours

To provide great value and to serve as a resource to our membership, SLCCGP will launch a ten-week pilot project called “Office Hours”. As a benefit of your membership, these virtual events are free to members and will be limited to 10 member participants and two facilitators who will serve as resources for discussion and will provide suggestions or answers.

Office Hours will offer an informal setting where planned giving professionals can get questions answered and gain new ideas and insights from colleagues and leaders in the industry. They will be scheduled on ten consecutive Fridays from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. beginning on September 18 and ending on November 20.

We hope you will consider joining us for Office Hours by registering using the links provided.

For more information, contact Jan Rogers at or click here!

Donor Engagement During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Information for maintaining donor engagement during these turbulent times. LINK

Strategic Planning For Mission Success

Information on Strategic Planning for Adverse Scenarios. LINK




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