eMarketer of the Year Award
President, South Dakota Community Foundation
Congratulations to Stephanie Judson, President, South Dakota Community Foundation for winning the coveted 2021 eMarketer of the Year Award. Stephanie and her team have used Crescendo's GiftLegacy tools and services since 2007 and they raised over $170M in gifts in 2020.
“Our total gifts over the past five years having exceeded $350 million!”
Best GiftLegacy Website Award
The Best GiftLegacy Website Award was presented to Mercy Ships. Their gift planning website builds an interesting flow of content with creative use of shapes and overlapping imagery. A smart blend of iconography, memorable photographs and bold accent colors all work to emphasize their messaging. Congratulations also to Air Force Academy Foundation and Music Academy of the West who received Honorable Mention in the website category.
Best GiftLegacy Literature Award
The Best GiftLegacy Literature Award was presented to Rutgers University Foundation for their beautifully branded suite of marketing materials. Their literature blends together bold typography, large student photography and unique geometric accents to create a modern look that is captivating, easy-to-read and builds a cohesive story across multiple pieces. Honorable Mention in this category was awarded to University of the Incarnate Word and Children's Medical Center Foundation.
Best GiftLegacy Mission Video Award
The Best GiftLegacy Mission Video Award was awarded to Occidental College. Their video features a wonderful mix of live video and photography that bring to life student activities and campus culture. Additionally, their video features excellent visual explanations of the many gift planning tools available. Honorable mention was given to ReSurge International and Palm Health Foundation for their creative mission videos.
Director of Planned Giving, The Salvation Army Central Territory
Congratulations to Phil Purcell, The Salvation Army Central Territory Director of Planned Giving and recipient of the 2021 GiftLeader Award. Phil is Editor of Planned Giving Today, served on the boards of ACGA and NACGP and is a popular speaker. The GiftLeader award recognizes his excellent lifetime impact on philanthropy.
Past eMarketer Award Winners
2020 eMarketer Award
Executive Director of Gift Planning, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2019 eMarketer Award
Director for Planned Giving, Archdiocese of Los Angeles
2018 eMarketer Award
Direct for Gift Planning, Michigan Technological University
2017 eMarketer Award
Assistant Director, Gift Planning, The University of Cincinnati Foundation
2016 eMarketer Award
Senior Director of Gift Planning, University of New Hampshire
2015 eMarketer Award
Executive Director, Gift Planning, Hoag Hospital Foundation
2014 eMarketer Award
Assistant Vice President, Legacy Planning, Chapman University
2013 eMarketer Award
Director of Development, Planned Giving, Purdue University
Past GiftLeader Award Winners
2020 GiftLeader Award
Vice President for Gift Planning, Texas A&M Foundation
2019 GiftLeader Award
Founder, Gift Planning Development, LLC
2018 GiftLeader Award
Professor of Charitable Financial Planning, Texas Tech University
2017 GiftLeader Award
Professor Emeritus of Sociology & Founder of the Center on Wealth and Philanthropy, Boston University
2016 GiftLeader Award
Charitable Estate Attorney, Speaker & Principal Instructor