Conference Schedule

Conference Schedule:

7:30a - 8:00a

Breakfast and Registration

Introduction to Generosity Dallas

8:15a - 9:45a

Welcome and Session I

Developing a Joy-Filled Giving Strategy with Dr. Charlie Phillips of the Maclellan Foundation

9:45a - 10:00a

Break

10:00a - 11:15a

Session II

Impact Investing with Aimee Minnich of the Impact Foundation with Q&A of an expert panel

11:15a - 12:00p

Session III

Family Dynamics in Giving with Fred Smith from the Gathering and Susan Wommack of Baylor University

12p

Wrap up and Dismiss

SPEAKERS

George L. Clark, Jr

Co-founder and a partner of the private equity firm Gerygone Capital in Houston, Texas, a private equity firm focused on investing equity capital in middle market companies and Chairman of Home Interiors, an international direct sales organization. Prior to co-founding Gerygone Capital, Mr. Clark served as Managing Director of the middle market private equity firm, Freestone Partners and  President of Northstar Partners, Inc., a consulting firm focused on strategically serving investment groups in North America.

A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and a native of Dallas, George and his wife Ashley reside in Houston.

Jon Halverson

Has 25 years of experience in international business leadership, investment, development and strategy consulting with two of world’s leading food and agriculture multinationals, Cargill and Land O’Lakes, where he served as a Vice President. He has lived and worked on three continents, most notably in Tanzania where he led a talented team in executing over 50 loans to SMEs across East and West Africa. Jon witnessed firsthand the transformational impact of a thriving business achieving scale in challenging contexts. Jon has a BA from Wheaton College and an MBA – International Business from Regis University.

Henry Kaestner

Is a Managing Principal at Sovereign’s Capital LLC, a private equity fund focused on making investments in Christian-led companies in the US and Southeast Asia. Henry is also the Co-Founder, former CEO and current Board member at Bandwidth.com (NASDAQ:BAND), telecommunications firm serving the business market based in North Carolina, as well as Republic Wireless, a consumer facing mobile technology and services company which spun out of Bandwidth in 2016 prior to its IPO. Henry’s past professional life includes positions at Arthur Andersen, Merrill Lynch, and several boutique institutional firms focused on energy trading based in New York City. Henry and his wife live in Los Gatos, CA with their 3 sons.

Aimee Minnich

Serves as Chief Impact Officer and General Counsel of Impact Foundation. Prior to founding Impact Foundation, she served as President and General Counsel for the National Christian Foundation, Heartland, where she designed and implemented the foundation’s Missional Investing Program to allow the investment of donor-advised funds in social impact companies. A recovering attorney, Aimee earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Kansas School of Law with honors and a BA in Philosophy, summa cum laude, from Rockhurst University. In addition to “The Profitable Charity,” she’s published a boring law article and a study of the metaphysics of salvation. Aimee and her husband Marshall live with their three adorable and high-energy kids and sweet old dog in Kansas city. Aimee loves serving on the boards of two local nonprofits that seek to make the city an even better place.

Charles W. Phillips

Currently serves as Executive Director at the Maclellan Family Foundations in Chattanooga, Tennessee, one of the largest grant-makers to evangelical causes in the world.  Dr. Phillips is a graduate of Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont, and holds a Ph. D. in History from the University of Stirling, Scotland. Dr. Phillips joined the Maclellan Foundations in 2001 after a lengthy career in educational institutions, having particular experience in fundraising, enrollment and retention, marketing and publications, and comprehensive capital campaigns.  He directs grant-making to further the Maclellan Foundations’ purposes locally, nationally and internationally, with a national emphasis on Christian education and cultural apologetics. He is married to the former Deborah Stewart; they have five children and reside on Lookout Mountain in Georgia.

Fred Smith

Is a graduate of Denver University and Harvard Divinity School. Fred is the Founder and President of The Gathering, connecting an international community of givers focused on the support of Christian Ministries. Despite a lifetime of accomplishment, Fred will tell you his true vocation is that of a Sunday School teacher and it is this role for which he would most like to be remembered. Fred and his wife, Carol, have two grown daughters and a son-in-law. They also have three well-loved grandchildren.

Susan Wommack

Practiced law in Dallas and Waco before she moved to the non-profit world.  She served as Baylor University’s Gift Planning Attorney for over 12 years before transitioning to Senior Director of Development for Baylor Law School.  Following 19 years at Baylor, Susan joined the NCF-Texas team in April.  She is a graduate of the University of Texas, Austin and Baylor Law School.  In addition to her work, Susan enjoys time with her husband, Chris, and their two adult children, Alexandria and Chase.  She has consistently served in her church, on local boards and national boards and feels a deep connection with the call to give generously and wisely.

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