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ACGA Welcomes New Board Members - Class of 2019

With the expansion of the ACGA Board, two new board members were elected for service with their terms commencing November of 2016.  Both Pamela Bennett and Kevin McGowan will serve in the Class of 2019.


Pamela Bennett comes to the ACGA Board with a history of extensive planned giving experience having spent eighteen years at Memorial Sloan-Ketterling Cancer Center in New York with fourteen years as director of planned giving. In 2011 she took her skills to the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee dramatically increasing their planned giving activity seven fold in a few short years.  Having spent a couple of years in the practice law in New York after graduating from Vanderbilt law school, Pamela has spent most of her career using her professional skills raising funds to advance the causes of abused and neglected children, AIDs, cancer research and treatment, and other humanitarian assistance programs on a local and international level. 



Kevin McGowan brings his MBA (University of Chicago) training combined with over twenty-five years of experience in the private sector to the ACGA Board.  No stranger to the non-profit world, Kevin has spent the last nine years as Chief Financial Officer for the Catholic Church Extension society where, among other duties, he coordinates the board, committees, and the senior management team in the implementation of strategic initiatives in fundraising and administration.  Thoroughly familiar with charitable gift annuities and other planned giving tools, Kevin oversees the marketing, donor outreach and follow-up, and the investing and administration of the Extensions 3,500 plus outstanding CGA contracts.