Chris Jaarda is an attorney and Vice President of Crescendo's legal team. His responsibilities at Crescendo include client education, tax planning support, teaching at seminars, writing for Crescendo publications and leading Crescendo's GiftAttorney program.
Chris has extensive experience in the use of social media in the context of charitable communication, outreach and fundraising. He has previously worked in private legal practice; as an attorney on Capitol Hill; for several charities in the Washington, D.C. area; and as a strategy and communication consultant to various charities.
He holds a B.A. from Furman University, in Greenville, S.C. and received his J.D. from Villanova University School of Law just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is admitted as a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association.