Pamela Jones Davidson, JD

President, Davidson Gift Design

Pamela Jones Davidson, J.D., has been a nationally recognized speaker in charitable gift planning for decades. She is President of Davidson Gift Design, Bloomington, Indiana, a consulting firm specializing in motivational presentations about all aspects of gift planning, planned giving program design and implementation, and training. She is also a Senior Vice President for Thompson & Associates, offering estate planning services to nonprofits. From 1985 through 1996, she was with Indiana University Foundation, its Executive Director of Planned Giving and Associate Counsel.

Ms. Davidson received her undergraduate degree from Indiana University in 1975, and graduated magna cum laude from the Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis in 1979. She was an examiner in the Estate and Gift Tax Division of the Internal Revenue Service, and practiced law with an Indianapolis law firm before joining the nonprofit sector in 1985.

Ms. Davidson was the 1999 President (now, Chair) of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners (then, the National Committee on Planned Giving), after serving on its board for six years. She was inducted into its Hall of Fame in 2018, its second class, and is a member of its Leadership Institute.

Ms. Davidson is a past board member and treasurer of the Indiana Chapter of the National Society of Fund Raising Executives (now, Association of Fundraising Professionals, "AFP"), and a past board member and president of the Planned Giving Group of Indiana. She serves on the Community Advisory Boards of both of her local public radio and television stations and on other local boards.

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