We're excited to introduce you to the Fred Hutch Planned Giving team! Some are faces you might already know, and some are new additions to our group.
Alison O'Carroll, executive director of Fred Hutch's Planned Giving program, is an expert in planned giving with over 20 years of experience in the field. Before joining us in July 2015, Alison worked as a consultant at PG Calc and, prior to that, at the University of Washington and CARE. Alison received her J.D. and MBA from Emory University.
Renee Kurdzos, director of Planning Giving, is a certified gift planning specialist with an M.S. in taxation from Golden Gate University. She brings both enthusiasm and extensive gift planning knowledge to our team. Renee joined the Hutch in November 2015 after working most recently at the American Red Cross.
Lauren Gersch, Planned Giving manager, brings her legal expertise to our team and manages Fred Hutch's open estates and gift annuity program. Lauren earned her J.D. from Boston University and previously worked at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. She joined the Hutch in January 2016.
Jennifer Trice, our Planned Giving relationship coordinator, oversees the Thomas Legacy Society, which honors those who have committed to making a planned gift to the Hutch. Jennifer has been with the Hutch since 2012 and joined the Planned Giving staff in 2014. She received her Master of Divinity from Duke University.
Jessica Belanger, our Planned Giving program assistant, supports all members of the Planned Giving team and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the program. She joined the Hutch in 2014 after receiving her M.A. in English from the University of Oregon.
Please feel free to reach out to any member of our team if you would like information about the current research at Fred Hutch or have questions about your planned gift options. We hope to see you at an event on campus soon or when we are next visiting donors in your neighborhood!