Ron Brown is Senior Director of Gift Planning and Major Gifts at Fordham University. He is a Board member and chair of the Research Committee for the American Council on Gift Annuities, principal author of the 2013 and 2009 Survey of Charitable Gift Annuities, and a member of the Rates Committee. Ron served as Director of Gift Planning at Princeton University, the National Wildlife Federation and United Way of America. Previously Ron served as a board member of NCPG (now PPP), President of the Gift Planning Council of New Jersey, founding chair of LEAVE A LEGACY® NJ, and the board of the ALS Association of SE Pennsylvania. He is the founder and writer of GiftPlanningHistory.org.