JGA Adds Major and Planned Giving Expert to Team

JGA Adds Major and Planned Giving Expert to Team

September 17, 2015 by Angela E. White, CFRE

Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates is proud to announce that John T. Keith will be joining the firm as a Consultant in the fall.

John is an 18-year veteran of the Indiana University Foundation where he most recently served as Associate Vice President of Individual Giving. His experience leading the work of the IU Foundation with individual donors will be a valuable asset to JGA clients as he shares his expertise in planned giving, major gift development, campaigns, leadership annual giving, and the role of volunteer engagement in fundraising.

While at Indiana University, John and his gift planning team assisted development officers and generous IU alumni and friends to secure more than $500 million in new major and planned gift commitments for the future of Indiana University, a crucial aspect of five IU campaigns.

John shared his experiences and knowledge with IU undergraduate students by teaching courses in major and planned gifts, campaign planning, and estate planning as an adjunct faculty member at Indiana University for five years.

John obtained his law degree from Indiana University Maurer School of Law and practiced law with his father, Thomas A. Keith, and grandfather, Russell T. Keith, in his hometown of Peru, Indiana prior to joining the IU Foundation. He received his BA in Religion from Wabash College. He is a member of the Indiana State Bar, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, the Partnership on Philanthropic Planning, and a past board president and board member of the Planned Giving Group of Indiana.

JGA is honored to welcome John to our team later this fall!