The Planned Giving Council of Northeast Florida enjoys a very diverse membership which greatly enhances the experience for all members. Our community draws from all types of non-profit organizations and for-profit companies with an interest in creating and supporting philanthropy on Florida’s First Coast.

The Board of Directors are nominated and elected from member agencies on an annual basis.


Sharon Clark
Director, Major Gifts and Legacy Giving
United Way of NE Florida

Immediate Past President
Cliff Evans
Planned Giving Officer
Catholic Foundation, Diocese of St. Augustine

President Elect
Beverly Flanagan
Relationship Manager
BBVA Compass

Kenneth R. Thompson, Jr., CTFA
Senior Vice President
Senior Fiduciary Advisory Specialist​

John Zell
Vice President, Donor Services
The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida

Members At Large

Michelle Adams
Director of Development
St. Augustine Lighthouse

Martha Cox
Director of Grants and Research
Episcopal Children's Services

Kimberly Govan
Senior Director of Membership & Comm Outreach
Nonprofit Center of NE FL

Christine S. Bell, CTFA, AEP
VP, Trust Officer
Cypress Trust

Michael Elias
Sustainable Development Solutions

Maria Pellegrino-Yokitis
Director of Major Gifts & Planned Giving
Jacksonville University

Olivia Bush
Dir. Charitable Gift Planning
Fleet Landing

John "Jack" Fishburne III
Purcell, Flanagan, Hay & Greene, P.A.

The Planned Giving Council of Northeast Florida brings together nonprofit and for-profit professionals merging their expertise in estate and tax planning, financial planning and charitable giving to foster awareness and to provide an effective forum for education, communication, networking and collaboration for our gift planning community.