Phil Purcell

Senior Counsel for Philanthropy, Fellowship of Catholic University Students

Phil Purcell currently serves as Senior Counsel for Philanthropy on behalf of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students. He assists fifteen major gift officers engaged in a $250 million campaign, including a $100 million goal for planned giving. He has thirty years of gift planning experience. Phil is an attorney and member of the American and Indiana State Bar Associations. He teaches courses on law and philanthropy, nonprofit organization law and planned giving as adjunct faculty for the Indiana University Maurer School of Law and Lilly School of Philanthropy and Fundraising School.

Phil serves as a member of the Tax-Exempt Organization Advisory Council for the Internal Revenue Service (Great Lakes states) and Vice Chair of the Legislation Committee of the American Bar Association's Charitable Group. He currently serves on the board of directors of the American Council on Gift Annuities and vice-chair of the Leadership Institute for the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners. Phil serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for Planned Giving Today. He is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), received his B.A. degree from Wabash College (magna cum laude) and his J.D. and M.P.A. degrees with honors from Indiana University.