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Susan Dunlop

Susan Dunlop, MBA, CFRE
Director of Gift Planning
Office: 651-523-1751
Fax: 651-641-3531
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Susan Dunlop Susan Dunlop
Director of Gift Planning

Susan C. Dunlop has an M.B.A. with a Strategic Planning focus from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. She is a Certified Fund Raising Executive.

Her experience and training in developing values-based estate and gift plans, has helped hundreds of individuals and families actualize their personal and family dreams. To do this, she collaborates with other organizational leaders, estate planners, tax advisors, and volunteers to accomplish the donors' objectives.

In her career, she has served as Director of Development at the American Brain Foundation; a nation-wide effort to fund brain research at many U.S. universities, as Director of Gift Planning at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, and at the Minnesota Medical Foundation (MMF), University of Minnesota as Senior Philanthropic Advisor, Associate Director of Gift Planning, and Director of Development to raise research and education support that will improve health outcomes for all individuals. During the last U of MN campaign, planned gifts made up 38% of the amount raised by MMF.

Her help has enabled over 27 donors to give in excess of $1 million each to make a difference in the world while at the same time benefiting their families.

She is knowledgeable in charitable estate planning techniques, tax and gift implications for various assets and properties, and the integration of charitable gifts to achieve donors' values in their overall estate plan.

She presents seminars on these topics, and offers consultation on how to initiate and manage a gift planning program.

Susan is a member of the Minnesota Planned Giving Council (MPGC), an instructor at the University of St. Thomas Center for Business Excellence, past instructor of "The Brisk Walk through the Basics Planned Giving Training Program" for the Minnesota Planned Giving Council (MPGC), an MPGC Annual Conference Presenter, as well as a past MPGC bi-monthly meeting presenter. She was President from 1997 – 1998, a Board member from 1994 – 1999, and the Membership Committee Chair from 1994 – 1997, and Council member from 1987 – to the present. She received the Clinton Schroeder Outstanding Service Award in 2013.

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