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.


Michelle Adams
Director of Development
Florida Theatre Performing Arts Center, Inc

Immediate Past-President 
Beverly Flanagan
Senior Vice President
Cypress Trust Company

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

Olivia Bush
Dir. Charitable Gift Planning
Fleet Landing

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

Michael Elias
Sustainable Development Solutions

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

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

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

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

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.