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Lindsay Lapole, CFRE

American Council on Gift Annuities
President and Chariman of the Board
Lawrenceville, GA

Mr. Lapole is a native of West Virginia and a graduate of Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia.  Lindsay began his career in fund raising and with the Boy Scouts of America in 1969 in Louisville, KY.  During that time, he was responsible for the recruitment, training and organization of program and fund raising volunteers.

In 1979, Mr. Lapole began his career in planned giving with The Salvation Army, Kentucky/Tennessee Division in Louisville, Ky.  In January 1983 he became the Divisional Planned Giving Director in the Florida Division of The Salvation Army followed by his promotion in August 1986, to the position of Territorial Planned Giving Director of The Salvation Army, Southern Territory.    He was responsible for recruiting, training, and technical consultation for the professional staff of 34 in the 15 Southeastern states.  He is also responsible for the administration, marketing, and quality control for the program across the territory.  Lindsay retired from that position in July 2013.

Mr. Lapole has served on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Chapter of the Association of Fund Raising Professionals. He is a past board member and President of the Georgia Planned Giving Council and served for fifteen years as Chairman of the National Planned Giving Consultants Committee of The Salvation Army. 

Mr. Lapole was elected to the Board of Directors for the American Council on Gift Annuities in 1999.  He served as the Conference Chair of the 2004 Conference on Gift Annuities, Chair of the State Regulation Committee and Secretary to the Board.  Mr. Lapole was elected and has served as President and Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Council on Gift Annuities since 2008. 

In addition to his speaking and training responsibilities for The Salvation Army on a regional and national basis, Mr. Lapole has been a frequent speaker on topics related to planned giving, and fund raising management throughout the country.  In 2012, he was invited by the Republic of Korea to speak at the 2nd International Conference on Sharing in Seoul, South Korea.

Lindsay continues to serve the charitable community, both nationally and internationally, as a consultant through his own firm of Lindsay Lapole & Associates, Inc.

My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, October 11

10:15am EDT