Founder, Fifty Rock Consulting, LLC
Lani Starkey, JD, LLM is the founder of Fifty Rock Consulting, LLC and a nationally-recognized philanthropic planning expert. He is an accomplished consultant, fundraiser, tax attorney, former CPA, professor, coach and presenter. As a popular and sought-after trainer, mentor and speaker, Lani frequently presents at conferences and meetings across the country on innovative fundraising strategies, as well as traditional development best practices. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where he teaches a course in tax and estate planning to graduate and undergraduate business students.
Previously, Lani was Associate Vice President at University of Hawaii Foundation where he led the Principal Gifts and Estate and Gift Planning departments. In his Foundation role, he was a lead gift strategist and partnered with academic leadership, a large team of development staff and professional advisors to achieve innovative, high-impact, donor-centric solutions. During his tenure at the Foundation, Lani directly helped raise over $150 million, which notably made him the most productive fundraiser in the Foundation's history. In addition, he also led a fundraising department that raised another $50 million. This $200 million gift production was approximately 20% of the total amount raised by the Foundation over the last 30 years.