Estate and Planned Giving “…(Gene,) I have attached a copy of the report regarding CEPN’s results to date. The amount currently “committed” to the church is $7,059,000 while the “unknown” is approximately $5.5 million or more. A successful program!  I just extended CEPN’s contract for another year.”      Rich Berry, Administrator      Cedar Mill Bible Church  “…Our board met last Thursday evening and determined that the amount of current bequests is approximately $4.2 million. We simply couldn’t have offered this program, or generated these kinds of results, without CEPN’s assistance.”      Tim Abrahamson, Board Chair      Salem Nazarene Foundation   The Planned Giving School™  “The Planned Giving School was invaluable to the work that I am doing for The Dougy Center. The course not only increased my knowledge of all of the panned giving vehicles available, but I also came away with a plan of action to both market and incorporate them into our existing program. The Planned Giving School was a great experience for my own professional growth and also greatly benefited my organization.”      Brennan Wood      Donor Relations Associate      The Dougy Center for Grieving Children and Families  “The thing I appreciated most about Gene’s training was his ability to take complex topics, make them easy to understand and then prioritize them. It was a thoroughly practical class that gave me a game plan ready to execute.  When I signed up, I sort of dreaded the prospect of four days of classes because I had to drive 200-miles a day to attend each one.  When it was over, I was sorry that there weren’t four more days of training!”      Tim Copeland      Maryhill Museum  “Gene’s program (The Planned Giving School) provides outstanding templates for everything I could possibly want to accomplish in the area of planned giving. I am so glad I took the time to attend – it was well worth it.”      Mary Lee Planer, CFRE MBA  Recruiting  “Working with Charitable Estate Planning Northwest was a great experience. They brought viable candidates to the table, just as promised and have been excellent in the follow-up process. I would use them again in the future.”      Ron Garland      Scout Executive      Cascade Pacific Council      Boy Scouts of America   “Outstanding service.  Fast, very inexpensive by comparison and professional…nothing but the highest regard for what they did for us. We have a great leader now because of CEPN.”      Larry Ayers, Board Member      Portland Rescue Mission   “CEPN and Gene (Christian) did a wonderful job of helping me find two very qualified development professionals for our Foundation. The experience of working with CEPN was a pleasure throughout the process. They were able to find outstanding candidates and they saved me valuable time. I would recommend their services without reservation.”      John Lauerman      Executive Director      Sisters of St. Marys of Oregon   “When we began our search for a new CEO for the Portland Rescue Mission we interviewed several “national” candidates. We soon discovered we had one of the best right “in our back yard!”  The result was superb – thanks to Gene.”      John Van Diest      Vice-Chairman      Portland Rescue Mission   General  “Gene Christian exudes all that his name implies—honest, integrity, passion, smarts and effectiveness. I am glad to know him as a friend.”      John Van Diest      Vice-Chairman      Portland Rescue Mission