Building Toward the Future


A New Day for Gift Planning

David Disend

Senior Director of Development of Planned Giving, CARE

David Disend is the Senior Director of Development of Planned Giving at CARE. He has planned and led fundraising campaigns that have achieved over $1.5 billion dollars in fundraising success. He and his teams have amassed 27 CASE and IABC awards, including twice winning, as CAO, the CASE award for most improved fundraising effort. David chairs the inaugural legacy campaign of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners. David finished his term on the NACGP board in 2020, and he previously served on the AFP International board. Concerned that philanthropy will not achieve its full opportunity if its workforce of development professionals does not look more like the communities they serve, David championed the adoption of NACGP's DEI Policy, and he led the effort to establish AFP's Diverse Communities Scholarship program. David endowed diversity scholarships both at AFP and CGP.