Mark Henry is the founder of Stewardship Planned Giving and is a recognized nationally as an expert in stewardship, estate planning and planned giving. Mark is the author of various books, including "Finish Faithful" a Catholic stewardship look at estate planning and philanthropy. Mark practiced law concentrating in Catholic estate planning and philanthropy since 1983 and has served the Catholic community in leadership positions with Dioceses and Foundations and as a philanthropic adviser to Catholic nonprofits and individuals. Mark is a frequent speaker at Catholic conferences and guest on Catholic radio programs.
Trevor Henry is the Director of Philanthropic Services for Stewardship Planned Giving. Trevor has experience in database management, estate planning and not-for-profit services. Trevor graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Grand Canyon University.
Mary Farnan is the Director of Marketing for Stewardship Planned Giving. Mary has experience in marketing in the real estate industry, small business and not-for-profit sector. Mary graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Franciscan University of Steubenville.
“Our Diocese needed to launch a planned giving strategy that would engage donors and generate results.
In one year, Stewardship Planned Giving generated $6,900,000 in planned gift commitments. Their Legacy Sunday events and Planned Giving Workshops were very effective in engaging Parishioners and motivating them to make planned gifts to the Church.
Mark Henry's extensive estate planning background proved very helpful in closing large planned gifts. I heartily endorse Stewardship Planned Giving.”
- Barbara Kilarjian, Director, Office of Catholic Ministries Appeal, Diocese of Rockville Centre
Being effective in planned giving with the Catholic community requires that you go beyond talking to donors about death, taxes and avoiding legal fees. Way beyond. You need to go deep into what is important to the donor. With one person it might be their desire to leave a lasting financial legacy to the Catholic causes they currently support, with another it may be to pass on their Catholic faith to their heirs. Or it may involve using philanthropic strategies from my book Finish Faithful. Either way, it involves helping a person align their faith with their planning so that they can grow beyond mere financial success to achieve that which is infinitely more important...eternal significance. As a lifelong Catholic, it is a privilege and an honor to help the faithful leave a financial legacy to support the Catholic causes and community that so nourished them over their lifetimes.
Mark Henry, J.D.