We’re thrilled to announce that Brie Griset Smith, IECF’s Chief Development Officer, has recently completed her Certified Specialist in Planned Giving (CSPG) certification! After many months of rigorous coursework, Brie is now in an elite league of planned giving professionals. This prestigious designation signifies Brie’s deep commitment to helping our donors achieve their philanthropic goals while maximizing their charitable impact.

What is the CSPG Certification?

The CSPG certification is a distinguished program offered by the American Institute for Philanthropic Studies. It equips professionals with the knowledge and expertise to guide donors on planned giving strategies as they integrate charitable contributions into their financial and estate planning.

What Does This Mean for You, Our Donor?

Brie’s CSPG certification translates to several key benefits for you:

  • Enhanced Expertise in Planned Giving: Brie is now even more qualified to discuss various planned giving options with you, such as charitable bequests and gifts of appreciated securities and complex assets.
  • Strategic Guidance: She can help you tailor a planned giving strategy that aligns with your financial goals and philanthropic aspirations, ensuring your generosity has a lasting impact.
  • Confidence and Trust: The CSPG certification signifies Brie’s commitment to ethical and compliant practices in planned giving. You can trust her guidance throughout the process.

Expect the Exceptional

By achieving her CSPG certification, Brie demonstrates IECF’s ongoing dedication to providing exceptional service to our donors. If you’re interested in learning more about planned giving options and how they can benefit you, please visit our Planned Giving website and contact Brie at bgrisetsmith@iegives.org.

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