A member of the Pennsylvania Bar, Chris is Assistant Professor of Taxation and the holder of The Guardian/Deppe Chair in Pensions and Retirement Planning at The American College, Bryn Mawr, PA. His primary teaching responsibilities include Irwin Graduate School 817 Personal Tax Planning, 814 Qualified Retirement Plans and 842 Executive Compensation. Chris also teaches the online editions of GS 839 Planning for Philanthropic Impact, GS 849 Charitable Giving Applications and Planning, and GS 859 Gift Planning in a Nonprofit Context.
Prior to his arrival at The American College, Chris enjoyed a seventeen career as a senior development professional and executive. During his tenure as Senior Associate Vice President and Acting Senior Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Drexel University was a five time achiever of Philanthropy 400 status awarded to the most productive development programs in the United States.
As Vice President of Development for The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Chris led the completion of its highly successful endowment campaign creating one of the largest endowed funds for a performing arts organization. Chris also served as Director of Planned Giving for the Princeton HealthCare System Foundation during its Design for Healing campaign, one of the largest ever for a community hospital system.
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