March Dinner Meeting - “Planned Charitable Giving and Changes to the Law”

Date: Thursday, March 30, 2023
Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location: Poinsett Club
Speaker: Brad Blandin, VP of Planned Giving, Bon Secours Mercy Health Fdn and Mike Gatchell, Abundance Capital

Please join us for the GEPC March Dinner Meeting to hear Brad Blandin, VP of Planned Giving, Bon Secours Mercy Health Foundation and Mike Gatchell, Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Abundance Capital to provide an update on “Planned Charitable Giving and Changes to the Law”

We will have cocktails and networking from 5:30pm - 6:00pm and dinner and presentation at 6:00pm. 

Guests and prospective members are welcome and encouraged.


Brad Blandin is the Vice President, Charitable Estate and Gift Planning for the Bon Secours Mercy Health Foundation, responsible for supporting and growing planned giving throughout the Ministry.  Prior to joining the Foundation, Brad practiced law for 18 years with a mid-sized law firm in Toledo, Ohio, focusing on the areas of estate planning, trust and probate administration, tax, non-profit, and real estate.  Before practicing law, Brad began his professional career as a financial planner, advising clients on their investment and insurance planning.  Brad has served on multiple boards, including the Toledo Estate Planning Council, Hospice of Northwest Ohio, and the Lake Local Schools Board of Education.  Brad has been married to his junior high sweetheart, Angie, for 27 years, and they are the proud parents of four wonderful children.

Mike Gatchell has had a long career in philanthropy, including 12 years as Furman’s Vice President of Development.  In 2018, he left Furman to pursue impact investing, ultimately leading him to launch Abundance Capital in 2021, helping charitable donors use their tax-deductible giving to make private investments in their communities.

Earlier in his career, Mike spent 15 years in front-line fundraising, sales, and consulting with various organizations and companies across the country.

Mike received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Furman University and an MBA from Clemson University. He currently serves on the local boards of CommunityWorks and Jasmine Road, and previously served on the boards of Soteria and the Greenville Housing Fund.  He is married to Heather and dad to 2 adult children, Griffin and Eli


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