Lynn Schrader Memorial Scholarship

Lynn SchraderThe Lynn Schrader Memorial Scholarship is dedicated to Lynn Schrader, one of our profession's guiding lights, a champion for professionalism with the highest level of ethics, and deeply admired colleague. Scholarships will include membership in the Washington Planned Giving Council from January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018, attendance at the Planned Giving Day conference*, and a planned giving mentor.

Application will be available beginning September 1, 2017 
The deadline for applications has been extended to November 15, 2017
Scholars will be notified by December 15, 2017

*The Planned Giving Day Conference will be held in the fall of 2018; date to be determined.

Scholarship Eligibility

Scholarships will be awarded based on the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be a current staff member of a nonprofit organization or an allied professional (attorney, financial planner, accountant, trust officer) to apply.
  • Only one individual per organization may receive a scholarship.
  • Applicants must be at their organization for at least one year.
  • Applicant's organization must have a relatively small operating budget.
  • Applicants must commit to putting into practice what they learn. 
  • Applicants must commit to attending at least four WPGC lunch meetings and the Planned Giving Day Conference in Seattle.

Would you like to make a gift to the scholarship fund to support an emerging planned giving professional? Thank you! 


Meet the 2017-2018 Scholarship Award Recipients 

From Left: Karin Brookes, Early Music Guild; Jessica Babcock,
Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice; Erin Cox, New Beginnings


What the scholars had to say about their experience at the 2017 Planned Giving Day Conference:


"No More Excuses. That should be the tagline for those of us whom planned giving is just one part of our daily development lives. This was a day of inspiration and knowledge and I'm grateful for the opportunity to meet so many experienced professionals."


"My take away is that we don't need to isolate planned giving, it should be a part of everyone's donor-centered tool belt – just another way to help our donors achieve their philanthropic dreams. The potential of planned giving to transform your organization is directly proportional to your ability to institutionalize incredible stewardship for all donors. A successful planned giving officer is equal parts matchmaker, problem solver, and dream weaver."


"I thought everyone was extremely welcoming, approachable, and willing to offer guidance and advice to our organization as we start up our own planned giving. I'm extremely grateful for the opportunity to learn and absorb as much as possible from the Washington Planned Giving Council and its members. The scholarship is extremely beneficial to smaller organizations like the Rachel Corrie Foundation that lack resources to attend such a conference and become a member. We just want to take advantage of everything the council has to offer this year and I'm confident we'll grow not only in our ability to become more financially sustainable as an organization but in our networking with other non-profits who are doing amazing work for our communities."