Susan Blair Brandt, Executive Director of Planned Giving
Elizabeth Truscott, Associate Director of Development, Stewardship
Beth Autrey, CFRE, Director of Development, Planned Giving, Southeast
Kim Jordan, Paralegal, Planned Giving Legal Coordinator, Trusts and Estates
David Disend, Sr. Director of Development, Planned Giving
Atlanta, GA 30303
Executive Director of Planned Giving
Sue was raised in Illinois and attended Iowa State University. She met and married her husband, Mike, at Iowa State where he was finishing his degree in construction engineering. Sue and Mike lived in South Florida for twenty years before moving to Atlanta in 1993. By then they had two young children who were enrolled at the Montessori school in Atlanta. Sue began her career in development as the school's very first director of development. She received her M.Ed. from Vanderbilt University in Higher Education Administration with an emphasis on Institutional Advancement (development) in 2001. She has worked in planned giving for 25 years.
She is passionate about her work because it gives her the opportunity to build close relationships with donors and to work closely with them to achieve their goals for family and philanthropy. There's no greater honor than to work with the most generous people in the world!
In her free time, Sue enjoys reading and playing with her dog, Charlie. Their children, Libby and Ryan, are now grown and practicing physicians.
Associate Director of Development, Stewardship
Liz has always had a passion for philanthropy and helping others. She graduated from the University of Vermont in 2015 with a Bachelor's in Social Work. As part of her education, she fulfilled a year-long internship with a local nonprofit, where she became interested in the development side of nonprofit work. Shortly after graduating, Liz moved to Atlanta where she accepted a fundraising internship with New American Pathways, an organization that provides numerous services for the local refugee population. Liz quickly grew to appreciate fundraising as a profession that marries her passion for helping others and her interpersonal skills. In June 2017, she joined CARE as the Development Coordinator for Planned Giving. She enjoys getting to know CARE's donors very much and handles all of their requests. In her free time Liz enjoys running, doing anything outside, and trying new restaurants in Atlanta.
Planned Giving Director
Beth Autrey, CFRE has spent 26 years as a planned giving professional helping donors to maximize their philanthropy. She began her tenure with The Salvation Army in 1990 as an Associate Planned Giving Director for Alabama, and was promoted to Divisional Planned Giving Director for Alabama-Louisiana and Mississippi in 1999. In 2014, she accepted the position of Director of Planned Giving for Millsaps College, a small liberal arts college in Jackson MS. Beth is a graduate of Ursinus College located in Collegeville, PA with a degree in Economics and Business Administration. In 1995 she completed the course on Planned Giving from the Philanthropy Tax Institute. She was awarded her CFRE, Certified Fund Raising Executive, in 1998.
Beth is a frequent speaker and consultant on Charitable Estate Planning and Charitable Tax strategies to various groups including the Association of Fundraising Professionals, bar associations, retirement groups, professional groups and civic organizations.
Beth and her husband Dan, a retired chef, are in the process of relocating to Birmingham, AL where they met and both have family. Beth was active in her community serving as president of her neighborhood association, board member of Mississippi Girl Choir and volunteering with The Hoops Project with Broadmeadow United Methodist Church.
Planned Giving Legal Coordinator, Trusts and Estates
Kim Jordan works as CARE's Planned Giving Legal Coordinator in the headquarters office in Atlanta, Georgia. Kim is in charge of our charitable gift annuity and trust programs as well as overseeing all estate distributions. If you are a donor and need to change your banking information or, if you are an attorney, overseeing an estate, Kim is here to help! She has worked in legal services for almost 20 years and received her Paralegal Certification from the University of Georgia in 2013. She comes to CARE after ten years with the Arthritis Foundation where she was the Manager of Trust and Estate Settlement. She can be reached by telephone at 404-979-9403 or 800-752-6004. Her email is Kimberly.email@example.com.
Senior Director of Development, Planned Giving
465 California Street, STE 475
San Francisco, CA 94104
David Disend is the Sr. Director of Development, Planned Giving for CARE. Based in San Francisco, David helps donors in the western part of the United States think about the most advantageous ways for them to make gifts that benefit CARE's mission. David started his career as an English teacher and school administrator. He began his university career at Georgetown University, and later served as a college and university vice president for almost 20 years. David had an active fundraising consulting practice with clients around the US. He immersed himself in the possibilities of planned giving when he led the national program in philanthropic planning for the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
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