Kirk Hoopingarner is a partner in the Chicago office of the law firm of Quarles & Brady where he practices in the firm's Trusts and Estates and Tax-Exempt Organizations practice groups. For over 30 years he has concentrated his practice on all faces of wealth planning, trust and estate administration and philanthropy.
He is a frequent speaker including co-presenting with Betsy Brill from Strategic Philanthropy on "Ten Things Not to Miss in Charitable Planning," presenting workshops on charitable planning for both the Madison Community Foundation's and La Crosse Community Foundation's tax and legal seminars in 2014, making presentations at the annual symposium of the Chicago Council on Planned Giving, and most recently presenting an update on charitable giving trends for the annual professional advisors meeting sponsored by the Land of Lincoln Community Foundation.
Kirk is also quoted on various wealth planning topics including being quoted in the Wall Street Journal in September and October, 2014 on articles discussing naming rights and assessing risks of joining non-profit boards.
He has been very active in various leadership roles in the Chicago region's philanthropic sector, including having served as Board Chair of McGaw YMCA of Evanston, Board Chair of the Evanston Community Foundation and President of the Corporate Responsibility Group of Greater Chicago. He is on the editorial board of Planned Giving Today and is a frequent contributor to that on line publication, including an article how the growth in DAFs impacts planned giving in the June, 2015 issue of that publication.
Kirk is currently serving on the Board of the Evanston Township High School Foundation and on professional advisor committees for the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital Foundation, Lincoln Park Zoo and the Chicago Zoological Society.