Working with the Community Foundation of Elkhart County to facilitate the charitable giving of your clients is simple and easy—for your clients, your community, and your own business. We partner with estate-planning attorneys, accountants, financial advisors, and other professionals to help clients meet charitable as well as financial, family, and business goals. We provide customized philanthropic services to meet your clients’ needs. In many cases, you can even continue to manage the assets utilized for their gifts to the Community Foundation.

Let's Work Together

Let our experienced, professional staff help you educate your clients about:

  • Charitable giving options
  • Creating a legacy through planned giving
  • Emerging community needs and issues
  • Building endowment for nonprofit organizations

Elkhart County Estate Planning Council

The Elkhart County Estate Planning Council (ECEPC) exists to provide multi-disciplinary education, understanding, and cooperation among professionals who are involved in estate planning. The council is organized to help its members render the highest possible service to the public by presenting quality educational programs and networking opportunities. The quarterly programs will feature professional speakers with insights that appeal to a broad segment of our membership.

Each year, the ECEPC plans four educational lunch and learns on trending topics in the estate planning world.  Each luncheon begins at 11:45am with the presentation lasting one full hour (12:00pm-1:00pm) and costs $35 per meeting for non-members.  The discounted annual membership of $50 includes the cost of all meals, the annual golf outing, and continuing education sessions.

To become an ECEPC member:

Pay via credit card by visiting the online payment system. Multiple employees from the same organization may be entered at one time.


Pay via check by completing the 2016 Estate Planning Council Membership Form and mailing the form and check to the Community Foundation. Details included on the form.


Read the quarterly Estate Planning Council e-newsletters:

February 2016
April 2016
July 2016

Upcoming Events

August Event

**3 Hour Continuing Education Credit Opportunity

Date: Wednesday, August 24th
Location: Elcona Country Club
Time: 7:45am – Breakfast and Registration; 8:00am – 11:30am – Presentation
Topic: Is your family ready for family philanthropy?
Speakers: Tony Macklin; National Center for Family Philanthropy
Cost: $35 for non-members; Complimentary for Elkhart County Estate Planning Council Members


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Jodi Spataro

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Carrie Colborn

Donor Engagement Specialist

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Renee Mansfield

Advancement Office Associate