H. Daniel Chegwidden, CFP
Senior Consultant

Dan is one of the nation’s premier planned-giving experts and a solid all-around fundraising consultant. He has more than three decades experience, primarily in higher education and healthcare. Dan has built a reputation for growing young or non-existent planned giving programs into significant contributors.

He is a Certified Financial Planner, past president of the Western Michigan Planned Giving Council and a member of the National Council of Planned Giving. He graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in marketing and public relations. He was commissioned by the Jayhawk Battalion of the US Army and retired as a lieutenant colonel in the US Army Reserves.

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Hartsook President and CEO Receives Boy Scouts of America District Award of Merit

For over three decades, Hartsook has provided fundraising consultation tailored to meet the specific needs of BSA councils.

Hartsook President and CEO Dr. Matthew J. Beem recently received the District Award of Merit from Blue Elk District, Heart of America Council – the highest district honor awarded a Scouting volunteer.


Dr. Beem with wife, Kate Beem

Matt is an Eagle Scout, a member of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say, and an active volunteer with Boy Scouts of America. He has served as Chair for the Heart of America Council’s Blue Elk District and in many other council, district and unit leadership roles.

After decades of working with councils in the U.S. and overseas, Hartsook has developed unique strategies for the Boy Scouts of America that ensure continued annual fund success while building support for programmatic, expanded capital and endowment fundraising.

Our highly skilled fundraising professionals offer sound strategies based on the best experiential and quantitative philanthropic practices.

The Hartsook Team has a long tradition of supporting the Scouting program, and many of our team members have a personal connection with the organization. Go here to learn more.