Meet Beth Regedanz, co-presenter for July’s 23@4 on Major Gifts and Planned Giving

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1. What nonprofit do you serve in our community and how do you do it? My job is serving the community through the Community Foundation making it possible for individuals, organizations and companies to establish funds to last in perpetuity, For good. For ever.

2. What is your favorite part of your work? Working with individuals who want to improve their community and have a passion for giving. I like finding ways to help them fulfill their wishes and dreams.

3. If you could have one wish granted, what would it be? I would wish that a cure would be found for all cancers.

4. If you had a million dollars, what’s the first thing you’d do? I would say a prayer of thanks!

5. Ebook or traditional print? I love to read. I most often like to read novels from my I-Pad, but for those books that have to do with business, I like to have the hard copy in my hand. While I can highlight and make notes in the ebook, there is something about actually adding the comment on the printed page. Then again I can also illustrate the printed version with various cartoon pictures.

6. Would you rather be a Nobel Prize Winner or a movie star? By far I would rather win the Nobel Prize…especially for Peace. Nelson Mandella is one of my heroes and he won the Nobel Prize for Peace. Winning the Nobel Prize for Physics is a no brainer…”no brain, can’t win.”

7. What makes you happy? What makes me happy is to interact with my precious grandchildren, all five of them. They are smart, compassionate, loving, inquisitive, energetic, and they still think their grandmother is fun.

8. What inspires you? A kind deed, a beautiful sunset, a great idea, people passionate about a cause greater than themselves.

9. If you won the lottery, how would your life change? First and foremost, I probably would acquire more friends who would know how I should spend the money. However, I don’t think my life would change much. I wouldn’t buy a new house or clothes, etc. I would give some to charity, help my grandchildren with their educational needs, and then sit on it for awhile.

10. Who was your favorite teacher? What was s/he like? I was very fortunate to have great teachers in my life who were demanding, compassionate, strict, and leaders. My favorite, however, were my parents. They provided be with faith, a work ethic, compassion, ability to see the other side of an issue and the need to help other people.


Join us on July 23rd at 4:00.

Major and planned gifts are some of the most significant donations that can be given to a nonprofit, and we’re sharing tools and resources to help you cultivate them.

Learn about Planned Giving from Beth Regedanz, Chief Advancement Officer of the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne and officer of the Planned Giving Council of Northeast Indiana.

Our librarian will offer an outline of tools from which you can choose to begin your Major and Planned gifts fundraising.

Register to attend

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