2019 Fourth Avenue North Birmingham
March 19, 2020
As we advance bold, transformative philanthropy, it’s critical to recognize that women and men give differently. Join us as we explore gender-based giving patterns and deepen an understanding of why, how, where and when women give.
Senior Philanthropic Specialist Wells Fargo Private Bank, Philanthropic Services A former nonprofit CEO, corporate funder, and public relations professional, Debra brings a unique perspective to her work providing specialized advisory services to charitable individuals, families, and nonprofit and tax-exempt clients throughout Georgia and the Mid-South. Specific to individuals and families, Debra helps define and achieve charitable objectives as part of an overall wealth plan. This may include gift and tax planning, multi-generational planning, estate planning, and the creation and management of donor advised funds, private foundations, charitable trusts, and other charitable planning strategies. For nonprofit clients, Debra advises in the areas of gift planning, endowment management, board governance, and other management issues. She collaborates with a client’s professional team of trusted advisors and the charities they support to leverage resources that maximize philanthropic impact. Debra earned the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® designation from The American College of Financial Services, is a nationally recognized BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer, and frequent presenter on topics of interest to the nonprofit sector. She is a 2020 Georgia Partnership Education Policy Fellow and serves on the Southeastern Council of Foundation 2020 Family Foundations Forum planning committee. Debra has walked more than 600 event miles in support of breast cancer research and treatment, personally raising more than $100,000 for the cause.