Wednesday, September 7, 2022 from 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM CDT
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Missouri Athletic Club - West 
1777 Des Peres Road
St. Louis, MO 63131

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St. Louis Council of Charitable Gift Planners 

Exploring Online Will-Writing Platforms:
WashU's Journey 

Russ Austin will share WashU’s experience partnering with an online will-writing platform, including the due diligence process, program rollout, results to date, and key factors to consider. Communications plans, objectives and goals will be presented to provide participants with tools for a successful launch and implementation.

Guest Speaker: Russ Austin, Associate Vice Chancellor for Regional Advancement Programs and Planned Giving, Washington University in St. Louis

Russ Austin has over 20 years of local, national and university nonprofit experience. Joining WashU in 2020, Russ was promoted to Associate Vice Chancellor of Regional Advancement Programs & Planned Giving in 2022. Prior to WashU, Russ spent 14 years with the Wisconsin Foundation & Alumni Association, and has raised $200M+ in his nonprofit career.


Guest Speaker: Kim Smith, Associate Director, Planned Giving, Washington University


A member of Washington University’s Planned Giving team since 2013, Kim Smith facilitates marketing, communications and donor relations. Kim earned a BFA from Maryville University and an AAS in Paralegal Studies from Missouri State. She is currently studying Strategic Communications at WashU and is active in the St. Louis theatre community.

Please note: Upon registering for a program, each person will be asked to verify that, “By registering for this event to attend in person, I attest that I will adhere to specific facility, local, regional and national COVID-19 mitigation requirements and restrictions.  More specifically, I agree to comply with mask mandates and any social distancing requirements, and furthermore, do not hold liable the venue where event will occur, the St. Louis Council of Charitable Gift Planners, its parent organization or an any others for an exposure that may occur to COVID-19.”

Attendees will be provided details about the venue requirements at the registration link.

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