April 6, 2023 – Best Practices for Charities in Managing Receipt of Testamentary Gifts

April 6, 2023 @ 11:45 am – 1:15 pm
Scioto Country Club
2196 Riverside Drive
Dale Abrams


Thursday, April 6, 2023
Best Practices for Charities in Managing Receipt of Testamentary Gifts

Danette Golis-Variano, M.Ed.
Assistant Director, Estate and Gift Planning, The Ohio State University

Receipt of bequests and other deferred gifts are the basis of a charity’s successful planned gift program.  Complications may arise, as newly appointed Executors and Successor Trustees are unacquainted with probate and trust administration and are unfamiliar with the due diligence that charities follow in accepting testamentary gifts.  In the role of trust and estate administrator for The Ohio State University, Danette Golis-Variano has developed some practices that may be useful for other charities.  Although every testamentary situation is different, a basic framework may be followed to ensure a charity is being fiscally responsible, while also conveying kindness and appreciation for these very important gifts.

Danette Golis-Variano is the Assistant Director, Estate and Gift Planning, for The Ohio State University, and has held the position since 2015.  She held a similar position at The University of Arizona Foundation.  Her role as trust and estate administrator for OSU involves coordinating receipt of testamentary gifts from trusts, estates, and third-party vendors, including life insurance and wealth management companies.






11:45am-Noon – Registration and networking
Noon-1:15pm – Education Program
Buffet lunch provided

Education Program Registration Fee

No Charge for CGPCO Members* – online reservations required 
*Membership benefits are not transferable to colleagues.
CGPCO members – if you need to cancel please do so before the RSVP deadline or the chapter will be charged for your meal.
$45 Guests – online reservations and credit card payments required by the RSVP deadline

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellations received in writing to copgc@cs.com by the RSVP deadline are eligible for a full refund.

Cancellations received after the deadline will not receive a refund since we will have paid for your meal.

RSVP Deadline is Noon on Friday, March 31, 2023

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