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Speaker's Bureau

Policy as accepted by the PGRTAZ Board:

PGRTAZ will maintain a database of local speakers who have identified themselves as willing to speak about planned giving topics.  When a program presenter is looking for a speaker, they will be able to contact us for recommendations for potential speakers they can contact.

Speaker Eligibility – A speaker must be a member of PGRTAZ to register themselves as a potential speaker.  The speaker will provide their contact information about topics about which they are willing to speak. 

IMPORTANT:  PGRTAZ will not vet potential speakers.

Programmer Eligibility – Any nonprofit organization looking for a speaker will be able to use the Speakers Bureau.  Any other programmer looking for a speaker must be a member of PGRTAZ.

Cost – The program will be offered at no cost to either speakers or programmers.

Logistics – The Speakers Bureau is available to members and non members of PGRTAZ.

Please email the administrative office with your request to secure/inquire about a speaker listed, or to provide your information for listing.

 Tiffany T. House, CAPĀ®

Tiffany enjoys public speaking as a way to educate individuals and   organizations about the win-win outcome of planned giving, creating a MasterGame Plan™ for life, and empowering people to create a legacy of their own design.  She is honored to mentor charitable organizations and provide enhanced knowledge through her speaking engagements.

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Presentation Topics:

  • Charitable Planning Tools

  • Donor Advised Funds 

  • Charitable Remainder Trusts

  • Charitable Lead Trusts

  • Women and Legacy Planning
  • Financial Planning for Entrepreneurs

  • Engaging the Board in Planned Giving

  • How to start a Planned Giving Program
  • Complicated Asset Gifts

T. Troy McNemar
McNemar Law

T. Troy McNemar is an attorney certified as a specialist in Estate and Trust Law by the State Bar of Arizona.  Since 1991, he has been representing Arizona clients with estate planning, probate, trust administration and adult guardianships and conservatorships. 


Estate Planning – Planning for the Future

Planning Giving for Charitable Donors

Planned Giving for Nonprofit Boards


Ronald G. Wilson
Retired Attorney
Planned Giving Director, Desert Southwest United Methodist Church

Ron is a retired estate planning attorney.  He has served on over 10 charity planned giving committees.


Why a planned giving committee

Gift Annuities

Basic estate planning



 Judith A. Smith, MA, CFRE

 Senior director of Planned Giving, 

 Arizona Community Foundation

Judith A. Smith, MA, CFRE, is a seasoned development professional with 35 years of experience in nonprofit development, with an emphasis on planned giving.  She has been an executive director, a capital campaign staffer, and a fundraising consultant to nonprofit organizations.

In her current role as Senior Director of Planned Giving for the Arizona Community Foundation, she works with headquarters and regional staff, as well as nonprofit organizations and philanthropists across Arizona to help resolve legacy and planning questions through planned gifts. 

A sought-after speaker and trainer, as part of her work with nonprofit organizations, Judi directs the Arizona Endowment Building Institute and leads the Planned Giving 100 and 200 series educational training seminars for nonprofits. 

Professionally, she is President-Elect of the board of directors for the Planned Giving Roundtable of Arizona and past president of the St. Louis Planned Giving Council. Judi is a past board member for the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Northern Arizona; and a mentor for the Greater Arizona Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Presentation Topics:       Beyond Grants and Events in Raising Funds

                                                Eliminating the Fear Factor in Starting a Planned Giving Program

                                                How to Talk to Your Donors About Giving

                                                Building an Endowment From Your Annual Fund

                                                UPMIFA and Your Nonprofit

                                                Asking for Endowment Gifts is Nothing Like Selling a Table to Your Gala

                                                Why Your Nonprofit Needs an Endowment

                                                Setting Endowment Goals

                                                Building a Basic Endowment Program

                                                Accepting Gifts of Real Estate

                                                The Pro’s and Con’s of Charitable Gift Annuities

                                                Women and Philanthropy

                                                Tips for Better Donor Communication

Note:  Requests for other topics related to fundraising and nonprofits are welcome.                                        


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