Your Team

Confidence. Commitment. Creativity. Expertise. Innovation. Integrity. Leadership. Professionalism.

That’s your Plannedgiving.com team in a nutshell. And since 1998, we’ve been helping fundraisers raise more and larger gifts through effective marketing that cuts through the noise and gets the message in front of your donors.

If you wish to contact a member of our team, just use the first name followed by @plannedgiving.com. Not listing their actual emails helps us avoid spam.

Leadership

Amra Leckerman
COO & Client Services Manager
Connect: LinkedIn

Michael Henry

Michael Henry
VP, Business Strategy
Connect: LinkedIn

BIO

Mike has worked with a diverse mix of nonprofits throughout his career. Originally from the Philadelphia area, his career began in Washington, D.C., where he helped nonprofits grow their donor base. After moving back to the Delaware Valley, Mike worked with educational institutions to identify major donors and build diverse boards. As a consultant with Graham-Pelton, he worked with nonprofits to tackle obstacles and improve overall departmental function. Mike believes in an empathetic approach to client relationship-building and problem solving.

After his daughter was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer, he experienced firsthand the importance of empathy in all aspects of nonprofit work. That experience helps drive his desire to help nonprofits understand the importance of their work in the lives of their constituents.

When he’s not working, Mike enjoys spending time with his family, writing, and taking photos. In their spare time, both Mike and his wife are committed to helping various pediatric cancer nonprofits fundraise throughout the year.

Mike is a graduate of Archmere Academy in Claymont, DE, and holds a degree in Corporate Communications from Penn State. He sits on the board of the Haverford Township Adult School, which offers affordable educational classes to older adults in Delaware County. He lives in Media, Pennsylvania with his wife and young son.

Chloe Mikaelian
B&C (Barketing & Communications)
CTM (Chief Trouble Maker)
Connect: LinkedIn

Business Development
Gail Rodgers Customer Service Representative and Planned Giving Specilist

Gail Rodgers
Senior Planned Giving Specialist

BIO

Jennifer Brown Planned Giving

Jennifer Brown
Senior Planned Giving Specialist

Karen Martin Marketing and STory Telling at Planned Giving Tomorrow

Karen Martin
Editor, Giving Tomorrow™ Magazine
Storytelling Copywriter

William Scheller

William Scheller, MBA
Marketing & Business Strategist

Jacob Goforth Photo

Jacob Goforth
Programs and Projects Manager

Bio

Jacob Goforth is in charge of Operations Services at PlannedGiving.Com. “I really enjoy the structure of marketing for planned giving, and using my technical and organizational skills to help put our planned giving specialists in the best position possible to help our clients,” he says.

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Jacob received a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from the University of Alabama, and also attended the Temple University Film School Master’s program in Philadelphia, Pa.

Jacob moved to Chester County, Pa., in 2004, where he faced two challenges that are not usually an issue in Texas: snowy weather, and the rabid rivalry that exists between fans of the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys.

A fitness enthusiast who loves to stay in shape, Jacob was a member of the University of Alabama’s Wheelchair Basketball team, and also played with the U.S. Paralympic Wheelchair Basketball Team when they won the gold medal against Australia in 2007. “I was drawn to wheelchair basketball through a rehabilitation counselor in Texas, where my love really began for the game and perfecting my craft,” he says.

In his free time, Jacob likes putting his film school skills to work. “I really enjoy films of all sorts and using my film training to make short films,” he says. “My love of film and movies started at a very young age, when I would marvel at the technical aspects of making a film, and enjoyed researching different film techniques. For example, seeing how different lighting changes a scene, or how editing can change the emotion on an actor’s face.”

Jacob also enjoys cookouts, get-togethers with extended family at the beach, and playing video games online with friends from all over the world.

Paul Yeghiayan, CFRE
Planned Giving in a Box™
Implementation

Patrick O’Donnell
Communications
Storytelling Copywriter

Advisory Board

Meredith Sossman, Esq., CFRE
Legal Oversight

Camilyn Leone, Esq., works closely with Viken Mikaelian at PlannedGiving.Com

Camilyn Leone, JD, CFRE
Legal Oversight

Brian Sagrestano works closely with Viken Mikaelian at PlannedGiving.Com

Brian M. Sagrestano, JD, CFRE
Legal Oversight

Dr. Scott Janney is a consultant to PlannedGiving.Com and works closely with Viken Mikaelian

Dr. Scott Janney, CFRE
Strategic Consultant

Chase Magnuson
Consultant, Gifts of Real Estate

Marketing and Communications

Laura Sweimler
Creative Director

Bridgid Nelson Graphic Designer at PlannedGiving.Com

Brigid Cabry Nelson
Graphic Design

Website Development and IT
DJ Angeloni IT and Marketing Department

DJ Angeloni
Corporate and Client Website Development

Chris Breimhurst IT and Customer Service

Chris Breimhurst
Client Website Development

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