The Distinguished Service Award honors a planned giving, development or allied professional, or a volunteer leader in gift planning, with an exemplary record of service in the field. The award recipient exemplifies:
- demonstrated quality leadership in gift planning
- longevity in gift planning (a minimum of 5 years)
- specific achievements in promoting and securing planned gifts
- service to the gift planning profession, through participation in The National Association of Charitable Gift Planners and/or NCGPC
- adherence to the Model Standards of Practice for the Charitable Gift Planner.
The National Capital Gift Planning Council (NCGPC) is proud to announce Rosalyn “Missy” Ham-Cross, Gift Planning Officer with the American Red Cross, as the 27th recipient of its Distinguished Service Award.
Missy has been an active member of the gift planning community for more the 25 years. The beginning years of her career were spent with the Smithsonian Institution and the National Air and Space Museum. For the last 15 years, Missy has been a Gift Planning Officer with the American Red Cross in Washington, D.C., where she persistently works with leadership, staff, donors, and volunteers to spread the gift planning message throughout her region. With her dedication to professionalism and relationship building, Missy has raised more than $20 million in planned giving gift commitments and irrevocable gifts for the American Red Cross.
Missy is a long-time member of NCGPC and CGP and has given back to the gift planning community throughout the years by volunteering for a variety of leadership positions including committee member, board member, chair of PG Days in 2009 and 2010, and President of NCGPC. Additionally, Missy served on CGP’s 2021 National Conference Educational Programming Committee where she helped evaluate and select the Conference presenters.
The council enjoyed celebrating Missy’s well-deserved Distinguished Service Award selection at the 2022 PG Days, June 7-8, 2022.
|27th||2022||Rosalyn “Missy” Ham-Cross|
|26th||2021||E. John McKee|
|24th||2019||Patricia G. Wang|
|23rd||2018||John B. Kendrick, CAP ®|
|19th||2014||John Jensen, CFP|
|17th||2012||Carla Rosati, CFRE|
|16th||2011||Karen Gallardo, CFRE|
|14th||2009||Gayle S. Union, CFRE|
|13th||2008||Mary Todd Hardeman|
|12th||2007||Kathryn L. Ward, CFRE|
|11th||2006||Angela W. Sosdian|
|10th||2005||Arthur T. Keefe III|
|9th||2004||Robert J. Brennan|
|8th||2003||Jeffrey W. Comfort|
|5th||2000||Jerry Anderson (deceased)|
|4th||1999||Jim Potter (deceased)|
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