In 2000, after observing her father serve as a gift planning counselor for a private foundation, Jennifer Nohelty uncovered the need for organizations to employ a development professional without the cost of hiring a full-time employee. Gift Planning Services, LLC was originally founded to meet this need by partnering with non-profits and faith-based ministries to help them build their endowment or trust fund through an educational program that spoke to the difference each donor can make by implementing their own charitable gift plan. As the need has grown, Nohelty’s vision has expanded beyond central Wisconsin and into the nonprofit space, serving charitable organizations around the nation.
Today, GPS is a collection of passionate leaders with the shared belief that charitable organizations have immense potential to change the landscape of the world through the generosity of their donors. With thoughtful legacy planning, donors can cultivate a legacy plan that speaks to the story of their life’s investment and passion. The main objective with each educational presentation and donor meeting is to ensure that the values and desires of each person are reflected in the legacy they leave behind.
To help charitable organizations increase their impact in ways well beyond their wildest dreams because of the generosity of their donors.
To help individuals and families identify opportunities to leave a legacy that represents their values AND allows them to maximize their gifts to both charities and loved ones.
GPS’ brand includes two interlocking grains of wheat representing the parables found in Matthew 13. The image of the wheat creates a symbol representing the impact that current generations can have on future generations through the seeds sown by thoughtful gift planning.
The linked grains also speak to the deep commitment GPS has to partnering with and guiding organizations and donors with integrity and intentionality. Though the image fits Gift Planning Services, it also fits the charities, nonprofits, and churches that GPS serves. If you look at the brand for a moment, you can almost see the motion of the smaller grain coming from and rotating outward from the larger grain – signifying growth and endless potential.
Ultimately, what could come from just one grain?
We understand how complex finances and charitable giving tools can be – and with our decades of experience, you can trust that we understand how to apply each concept so it best reflects your legacy vision. We guide you through every step, so you can confidently make decisions to leave a lasting legacy.
We are the go-to resource for counsel on financial gifting. We put you at ease by being true to our word and consistent, helping you envision the possibilities in your financial future.
We are your partner, working toward a greater good. We exist to be a resource that provides guidance and clarity throughout the Legacy Gift Planning Program.