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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The Most Influential ‘Living Person’ in Philanthropy

Robert F. Hartsook Receives Honorary Doctorate of Business
Plymouth University, United Kingdom

Bob Hartsook was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration by Plymouth University in Plymouth, England. The University described Bob as: “arguably the most influential living person improving the philanthropic donor experience.” Such global affirmation appropriately recognizes Bob and uniquely distinguishes Hartsook as the world’s fundraising counsel.”

Plymouth University honors individuals who have achieved great distinction in their professional lives and who have made contributions to society at large. In recognizing Bob Hartsook’s impressive achievements, the University has highlighted his service to the field of philanthropy, his promotion of academic study and research and his personal commitment to growing philanthropy around the world. Go here to learn more and view videos from this event.

Pictured: Karin Cox, Hartsook Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer; Julian Chaudhuri, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Education and Student Experience; Bob Hartsook; Adrian Sargeant, Professor of Fundraising at Plymouth University and the Director of the Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy; Jen Shang, Philanthropic Psychologist and Director of Research at the University of Plymouth Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy; Matthew J. Beem, Hartsook President and CEO.

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