January 18, 2018- Millennials: Understanding Their Perspective to Create New Opportunities

January 18, 2018 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Harbert Center
2019 4th Avenue North
AL 35203
Members: Free Guests: $10
Megan Wilson

Millennials: Understanding Their Perspective to Create New Opportunities

Speaker: Heidi B. Jark, JD

Heidi B. Jark, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of the Foundation Office at Fifth Third Bank, oversees the administration of corporate and family foundations throughout the Bancorp. She has been with Fifth Third since 1999 and previously served as its Planned Giving Manager. Prior to joining Fifth Third Bank, Ms. Jark served as the Planned Giving Director for Valparaiso University, assisting donors in estate and charitable gift planning. Ms. Jark also practiced law in Valparaiso, Indiana with the firm of Hoeppner, Wagner & Evans concentrating her work in the areas of litigation and appellate brief writing. She has a B.A. in Political Science from Valparaiso University and a J.D. from its School of Law. Ms. Jark is very active in the community having served in the past as President of the Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council, the American Cancer Society Board of Directors for Hamilton County, the WAVE Foundation, and Philanthropy Ohio. In addition, Ms. Jark volunteered to her alma mater for 10 years on the Valparaiso University Alumni Association and served as President. Ms. Jark has also served on the Board of the Greater Cincinnati YWCA as Treasurer and on the National Board of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning (formerly NCPG) where she was the 2007 Conference Chair and the 2010 Board Chair. Currently, Ms. Jark currently serves as President of Cooperative for Education, promoting access to education, books, computers, and scholarships in Guatemala. Ms. Jark grew up on a farm near Stratford, South Dakota and lives in Cincinnati with her husband, Steve Kenat, a partner at GBBN Architects and daughter, Catarina. She is a frequent speaker to not-for-profit organizations on the topics of philanthropy, ethics, grantmaking, and planned giving.

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