Since 2003, Saint Louis Council of Charitable Giving Planners, formerly the Saint Louis Planned Giving Council has recognized a past or current member of the Council with the Founders Award. This “life-time achievement” award is intended to acknowledge and celebrate a member, who through leadership in the promotion and support of planned giving, best reflects the spirit of professionalism, fellowship, and community service found in the Council’s original “founders” who, in the 1970s, first organized monthly meetings of planned giving professionals. The Founders Award is the highest award offered by the Saint Louis Council of Charitable Gift Planners.
The 2019 Founders Award will be presented at the Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Luncheon Meeting at the Saint Louis Club.
2019 – Donna Frederick
2018 – Lori A. Sullivan, Saint Louis Zoo 2017 – Rebecca S. Zimmer, CFRE, Lutheran Senior Services 2016 – Trudy G. Lee, Ed.D., CSPG, Southeast Missouri University Foundation 2015 – Mark Winer, JD, LL.M., American Red Cross 2014 – Lyle W. Brizendine, JD, LL.M., University of Missouri – St. Louis 2013 – Marilyn S. Raphael (retired) 2012 – Timothy J. Prosser, JD, Kaspick & Company, LLC 2011 – Kent LeVan, Saint Louis University 2010 – J. Michael Touhey (retired) 2009 – Dianne Johnson, JD, Endowment Builders 2008 – Roya Bromell, CFRE, MBA, Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation 2007 – Ken Nickless, CFRE, Webster University 2006 – Harold Melser, MA, FAHP, Lutheran Hour Ministries 2005 – Mark Roock, CFRE, Maryville University 2004 – Larry Katzenstein, Thompson Coburn, LLP 2003 – John Thompson, Principia College (retired) *Individuals are listed with the company they represented at the time they received the award.