Friday, November 17, 2017
Children’s Cancer Association
1200 Northwest Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97209
7:30 to 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast and Networking
8:00 to 8:15 a.m. Business Meeting
8:15 to 9:15 a.m. The 2016 US Trust Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy
Michael Wagschal, Senior Vice President – Senior Philanthropic Specialist
Michael is a Senior Vice President and Philanthropic Specialist for the West Coast for U.S. Trust Philanthropic Solutions. His primary role is to assist the firm and its advisors when establishing business relationships with nonprofits institutions involving endowment and planned giving assets as well as individuals in their chartable planning. He also provides ongoing strategic planning and philanthropic consulting to support endowment growth to existing nonprofit clients. Consulting services for private and family foundations includes mission development, grant making strategies as well as next generation planning. Michael’s 26 years philanthropic involvement has extended from being Development Director at the American Heart Association, Maryland Division to Vice Chancellor for Planned Giving for the University System of Maryland Foundation. He has worked at such nationally recognized institutions as The American Cancer Society, California Division and Scripps Foundation for Medicine and Science in La Jolla. Throughout his career he has held leadership positions for endowment and planned giving growth. He has served as the president of the Planned Giving Roundtable of San Diego and has been a board member on numerous nonprofit organizations such as Heritage Point Home and The American Cancer Society. Michael is a founding board member of HALO, a nonprofit providing scholarships for speech therapy for Autistic Children. He is a frequent speaker on philanthropic trends and issues presenting at such conferences as the Western Regional Planned Giving Conference and the Jewish Federations of North America’s General Assembly, as well as being quoted in The Chronicle of Philanthropy, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post and the Orange County Business Journal. Michael holds a BA from the University of Maryland.