Ron Brown

Author of "A History of Charitable Gift Planning"

Ron Brown is the author of A History of Charitable Gift Planning (Amazon 2017). He served as Director of Gift Planning at Princeton University, Columbia, Fordham, Pratt Institute, United Way of America and the National Wildlife Federation. He was a board member and Chair of the Research Committee for the American Council on Gift Annuities. He served on the board of the National Committee on Planned Giving (now the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners), was President of the Gift Planning Council of NJ, a board member of the Philanthropic Planning Group of Greater NY, Founding Chair of Leave a Legacy New Jersey, a member of the CANARAS planned giving council and a board member of the ALS Association of SE Pennsylvania.

Ron received an AB degree from Princeton University and an MA degree from the University of Chicago, where he edited the newsletter of the Oriental Institute. A retired commander in the Navy Reserve, he received two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals for writing and research while serving with the US Naval Historical Center. He has two children and two grandchildren, and lives in Manhattan.