Cathy R. Sheffield, CAP®, CFRE, CSPG, FCEP

President, ThinkGiving and Vice President, Thompson & Associates

Cathy is a fundraising executive with 25-years experience, specializing in major gifts and gift planning in healthcare and higher education. Cathy is the President of ThinkGiving, a planned giving firm based in Fort Worth and a Vice President with Thompson & Associates, a values-based estate planning firm based in Nashville.

Cathy serves on the American Council on Gift Annuities board of directors and is a past board member and past chair of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners. Cathy is a faculty member of the American Institute for Philanthropic Studies which administers the Certified Specialist in Planned Giving designation program. Cathy received her MBA from Texas Christian University and Bachelor of Science from North Dakota State University. Cathy is a Certified Fundraising Executive, Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy, Certified Specialist in Planned Giving, and a Fellow in Charitable Estate Planning.