Distinguished Service Award



Michael S. Macnab grew up on a family wheat ranch in Sherman County.   He was involved in school athletics..   His senior year he was elected State President of the Oregon FFA Association and traveled the State and U.S. for one year.  He raised and showed Charolais cattle as part of his 4-H and FFA activities.

He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural and Resource Economics from Oregon State University and graduated from the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington.   Upon graduation he began his professional career with the National Association of Wheat Growers in Washington, D.C. and ended at the Community Foundation for SW Washington in Vancouver, Washington.

He spent 30 some years in trust administration starting at The Northern Trust Company in Chicago and working for First Interstate/Wells Fargo, West Coast Trust/Columbia Trust and First Independent Bank.     He served in gift planning positions over 10 years at the OSU Foundation, OHSU Foundation and the Community Foundation for SW Washington. His fiduciary experience provided a catalyst for being involved in charitable gift planning.   His proudest moment was being part of the OHSU Foundation’s Knight Cancer Challenge.

To compliment his career he was active in many nonprofit organizations serving as president.  Among the groups they include NW Planned Giving Roundtable, Estate Planning Council for SW Washington, OSU Alumni Association, and Oregon 4-H Foundation.  He was inducted into the Oregon State University College of Agricultural Sciences Hall of Fame.



NWPGRT is proud to recognize Mike for his lifetime achievements. He will be honored at the NWPGRT Conference luncheon on September 24, 2019 at the Portland Hilton Hotel.

The Northwest Planned Giving Roundtable Distinguished Service Award was established in 2008 to recognize individuals who have exemplified exceptional commitment and dedication to the planned giving effort and community. The Distinguished Service Award is presented yearly at the annual conference luncheon to honor the career of a professional who exemplifies these qualities:

  • Demonstrated quality leadership in planned giving
  • Longevity in planned giving (minimum of 5 years)
  • Diversity of public service
  •  Service to the planned giving profession through writing, teaching, mentoring and training
  •  Integrity, including an interest in introducing solutions that are beneficial to both the donor and charitable organization
  •  A technical understanding of planned giving
Past Award Recipients

2018 – Marcia Director
2017 – Sharon Hogan
2016 – Ann Barden
2015 –  Pete Sommerfeld
2014 – Gene Christian
2013 – Gerald Westersund
2012 – Robert Depew
2011 – Jerry Tucker
2010 – Barbara Stallcup Miller
2009 – Lon Dufek
2008 – Al Zimmerman