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GPGC February Quarterly Luncheon
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When: February 13, 2020
10:30 am - 1: 30 pm
Where: The Buckhead Club
3344 Peachtree Rd NE
Suite 2600
Atlanta, Georgia  30326
United States
Contact: Laurie Page

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Mary F Radford is a Professor of Law at Georgia State University College of Law. She was previously a visiting professor at the law schools of the Phoenix School of Law, University of Georgia, Emory University and the University of Tennessee. In 1990-91, she worked as a Supreme Court Fellow for Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist. Radford was the president of the American College of Trust & Estate Counsel (ACTEC) in 2011-12. She served as the reporter for the Georgia Trust Code Revision Committee (2005-10), the Georgia Guardianship Code Revision Committee (1997-2004) and Georgia Probate Code Revision Committee (1992-96) of the State Bar of Georgia. She was the principal draftsperson for Georgia’s enacted Trust, Guardianship, and Probate Codes. She was the 2004 chair of the AALS Section on Donative Transfers, Fiduciaries and Estate Planning.

She is the author of Georgia Trusts & Trustees; Guardianships & Conservatorships in Georgia; the sixth and seventh editions of Redfearn: Wills & Administration in Georgia; and numerous law review articles. She frequently gives presentations on estate planning and guardianship topics at local, national, and international seminars. In 2009, she was awarded the Verner S. Chaffin Career Service Award by the Fiduciary Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia.In 2002, she was awarded the Treat Award for Excellence by the National College of Probate Judges.










Christy Butler Eckoff is the Chief Foundation Officer and Managing Director of the Atlanta Jewish Foundation. Christy is an expert on charitable estate planning, gift planning, asset-based giving, laws surrounding nonprofits, private foundations, supporting organizations, donor-advised funds, and nonprofit taxation.  Previously, Christy served as managing director, philanthropic counsel at the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and served as senior director of gift planning at Georgia State University. She previously practiced tax and fiduciary law. She is past-president of the Georgia Planned Giving Council, past-president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Greater Atlanta chapter and a member of the Junior League of Atlanta. Christy was a board member of AdNet (the Advancement Network for Community Foundations) and is currently on the board of the Atlanta Estate Planning Council, the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners (CGP), and the Association of Fundraising Professionals National PAC board. Christy co-leads the National Standards for Gift Planning Success taskforce of CGP.  Christy graduated from Duke University, earned her J.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and LL.M. in Taxation at the University of Washington. Christy is a CFRE Certified Fundraising Executive and a CAP® Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy.