Helping History & Heritage Happen: Charitable Giving & Fundraising


Gift Acceptance and Elevation 101: Charitable Giving & Fundraising

Wednesday, March 8, 9:30-11:30am

Aldrich House (110 Benevolent St., Providence, RI)

Free event; please register here or email or call (401) 331-8575 x136.

Elizabeth Manchester, Esq., of Manchester Law, will provide information and answer questions on how to make sure your organization is best prepared for charitable giving. This session will cover best practices for efficiently administering complex gifts and how to avoid potential pitfalls. It will include tips for gift agreements related to naming opportunities, endowments, and gifts funded with bequests and life income gifts. Considerations for matters related to binding obligations, stewardship, internal processes, and gift acceptance policies will also be covered to elevate your fundraising programs. Please register online here to attend or email or call (401) 331-8575 x136.

Manchester has extensive experience advising individuals and tax exempt organizations about charitable gift planning, taxation, corporate governance, and compliance. She began her legal career at the Providence firm of Davis, Kilmarx, Swan & Bowling and then practiced at the Providence office of Nixon Peabody LLP. She then moved to Brown University into the role of Associate Director of Planned Giving. She is the first Director of Planned and Estate Giving at Providence College. She has her own law practice, Manchester Law, LLC.

Manchester graduated from Providence College, obtained her law degree from Northeastern University School of Law and her MBA from Providence College. She is a member of both the Rhode Island  and Massachusetts Bar. Elizabeth is a board member and volunteers for several nonprofit organizations in Rhode Island, including Rhode Island Communities for Addiction Recovery Efforts, the Women’s Resource Center of Newport and Bristol Counties and Bethany Home of Rhode Island. She was recently appointed to the board of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning of Rhode Island. She was also selected to be a participant in the Mu II 2016 class of Leadership Rhode Island.