The Washington Planned Giving Council is honored to award the Frank Minton Professional Achievement Award to Roger Schoenhals at the luncheon during the Planned Giving Day conference on May 10, 2013. Schoenhals is a Washington Planned Giving Council past President, and the founder and long-time editor of the publication Planned Giving Today. In his 20-plus years at the helm of Planned Giving Today, Roger provided inspiration and steady leadership to gift planning professionals throughout the U.S. and Canada with books and periodicals. His personal examples and teachings were showcased in his “On My Way” column, and many people read this column first upon receiving each issue.
Schoenhals is a graduate of Seattle Pacific University (B.A. in Sociology ’61), Asbury Theological Seminary (M.Div. ’64), and Central Washington State University (M.S. in Counseling Psychology ’71). He has served on several boards, including a bank, college, press association, stewardship foundation, charitable foundation, and a national planned giving association. In the 1980s he served as the chief planned giving officer at Seattle Pacific University and director of the Seattle Pacific Foundation.