Frank Minton is a thoroughly accomplished planned giving expert. Frank founded Planned Giving Services, a consulting firm that built an exceptional national reputation and was acquired by PG Calc in August 2005.

Before entering consulting in January 1991, he spent ten and one-half years with the University of Washington, where he served as Director of Planned Giving and Executive Director of Development. Previously he served as Senior Estate Planning Officer and Field Director at Northwestern University, and was for six years a professor at Muskingum College in Ohio. He received M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Chicago.

Dr. Minton has played a most critical role in shaping the planned giving industry as we know it today.  An extensively recognized expert on gift annuities, he is a past Chair of the American Council on Gift Annuities (ACGA).  He has also served both as conference chair and President of the National Committee on Planned Giving (NCPG) a national organization of gift planning professionals now known as the Partnership for Philanthropic  Planning (PPP).

Frank’s contribution to planned giving is widely recognized.  He has received the prestigious Distinguished Service Award from both NCPG and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the David Donaldson Distinguished Service Award from the Planned Giving Group of New England, the Russell Kohr Award from the Chicago Council on Planned Giving, and was the first recipient of the Outstanding Development Officer Award from the Northwest Development Officers Association.