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Job Title: Principal

Organization: Major & Planned Estate Gift Consulting

Degree(s): Master's degree

Certifications: CAP

Shirley Druggan has a long record of leadership in the philanthropic community, locally and nationally. With more than 25 years of experience in all types of fundraising, focusing on ultimate, principal, major gifts and reviving multiple programs, her leadership roles in philanthropy span from working with our nation’s top urban higher education and healthcare institutions, assisting charities in the Appalachian mountains, and presenting to nonprofit leaders, professionals and volunteers nationwide. Ms. Druggan is one of only a few select gift planners with the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP) designation in the Houston area from The American College’s Graduate School of Finance, and most recently, the Fellow in Charitable Estate of Gift Planning. While studying for her Master’s degree at Vanderbilt University, she took advantage of the courses offered in Institutional Advancement, one of the first such programs in the nation. Her leadership roles include serving as the president of the Planned Giving Council of Houston, chair of the Gulf Coast Gift Planning Conference, and a member of several national committees.

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