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Greater Public Planned Giving Advisor

(612) 999-3940 Central Time Zone
Specialty: Main contact for planned giving

Joe serves as Planned Giving Advisor to Greater Public and leads the planned giving program at Minnesota Public Radio and American Public Media in St. Paul.  He served for several years on the Governing Council and the Legislation Committee of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Probate & Trust Law Section, on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Planned Giving Council (MPGC), and on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Orchestra’s Crescendo Project.  He also currently serves on the Development Committee for the Citizens League.  Joe is a regular presenter for MPGC, including its ‘Brisk Walk Through the Basics’ planned giving training program.  Joe has presented at the PMDMC, and served as the inaugural faculty for the first cohort sessions of Greater Public’s Legacy Builders program in 2015.

Prior to MPR|APM, Joe worked as Associate Director of Advancement at the University of Minnesota Law School, as a Planned Giving Officer at the University of Minnesota Foundation, and as an estate planning attorney at Dorsey & Whitney LLP in Minneapolis.  He also is co-founder of Stage of Life® (  Joe loves people, music, cooking, wine and beer, sports, reading, learning, camping and hiking, being on the water, photography, games, humor, and anything having to do with his home state of Minnesota.  He is excited to share his knowledge, abilities, and insights with Greater Public member stations across the country.