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Dan Garrett elected to ACGA Board of Directors
Dan Garrett

For immediate release
May 16, 2005

Dan Garrett, vice chancellor of Abilene Christian University and president of The ACU Foundation, has been elected to the board of the American Council on Gift Annuities. 

The ACGA board is a national board which recommends rates and policies for the offering and administration of Charitable Gift Annuities.  ACGA is a nonprofit organization formed in 1927 for the purpose of providing educational and other services to American charities regarding gift annuities and other forms of planned gifts.  The publication of the Council’s recommended charitable gift annuity rates have long been recognized by charities and donors as well as by state insurance departments and the IRS for being actuarially sound and the best interest of all parties involved. 

Garrett spent 11 years on the development staff of ACU, where he directed major campaign efforts in annual giving and estate planning. His professional experience has included face-to-face work with donors, as well as the training of development professionals, and extensive consultation with financial planning professionals. From 1987 through the summer of 1994 he served as a featured lecturer for planned giving training seminars conducted by Gordon M. Caswell & Associates, Inc.

Garrett has overseen the creation and implementation of plans for estates ranging from the most modest to nine figures in size. He approaches the task as an advocate for the individual donor/family, and in so doing has helped to close gifts and trusts in amounts ranging as high as $26.5 million.

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