Jeff Comfort is vice president of principal gifts and gift planning at the Oregon State University Foundation. Previously, he served 18 years at Georgetown University, where he oversaw university-wide gift planning efforts resulting in approximately $500 million of gift commitments and receipts in his tenure. Before arriving at Georgetown in 1995, he spent 11 years in Denver directing the planned giving program for the National Jewish Medical and Research Center.
Comfort is active both nationally and locally in planned giving professional associations. As a volunteer leader of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, he served as president in 2000, chair of the 10th National Conference on Planned Giving in New Orleans and was a member of the then NCPG board of directors for five years. Additionally, he was a member of the ethics committee and chaired the task force on gift valuation. On the local level, he is a past president and board member of the National Capital Gift Planning Council of Greater Washington and a founding board member of the Colorado Planned Giving Roundtable. Comfort serves on the editorial board of Planned Giving Today and for the past 7 years has co-chaired a CASE annual planned giving conference.
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