Director of Personal and Planned Giving for Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
Doug Puffer is the Director of Personal and Planned Giving for Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada and Senior Consultant with PGGrowth Inc. in Toronto. For 10 years he was the Senior Director of Gift Planning at Simon Fraser University and previously had served 9 years as Senior Planned Giving Officer at Queen’s University.
Doug is a recognized expert in gift planning with over 33 years of fundraising success (and failures) in higher education and environmental conservation. He believes that an honest and artful connection with donors and their advisors will build relationships that result in joyful, effective philanthropy.
Doug happily shares his experience and knowledge through workshops and seminars at Canadian Association of Gift Planners [CAGP], AFP, STEP & CASE conferences and he has written numerous articles and opinion pieces for Hilborn Charity E-News and technical articles for Gift Planning in Canada.
Doug served as a national board member for CAGP, as a member and mentor with the Greater Vancouver and Ottawa CAGP Chapters, on the Editorial Board for Gift Planning in Canada. He is a member of the Ottawa Estate Planning Council and for many years with estate planning councils in Kingston, Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.