Kirby Hughes Gould

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Kirby Gould has been vice president for the North Central Zone of the Christian Church Foundation since October 1997, with an office in the Kansas City area. The Foundation assists Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) churches and donors in the areas of endowments, bequests, planned gifts, and investments. She travels seven states on behalf of the Foundation. The Foundation currently manages over $720 million, including endowments, donor-advised funds, charitable trusts, and charitable gift annuities. She has achieved the certifications of CFRE, ChFC, CASL and CAP. Kirby was a member of the board of the Mid-America Planned Giving Chapter for six years, serving as president in 2011. She was a member of the national CGP (PPP) board of directors from 2013-2015. Kirby is a member of the editorial board of Planned Giving Today, and has spoken at several CGP (PPP) chapters and councils throughout the country.

Recent Posts

Heaven Help Us: Will the New Tax Law Affect Giving to Houses of Worship? 

Posted by Kirby Hughes Gould on Mar 28, 2018 7:30:00 AM

In the work I do for the Christian Church Foundation, our message is rooted in the Good Book (Bible) of how we as Christians are called to give of our time, talent and treasure (or wealth, wisdom, and work) to build the kingdom of God on earth. The Old Testament speaks of giving our “first fruits”—or 10 percent of the harvest—to the church for its work. We are then implored to give an “offering” to support the widows and orphans, the aliens and the poor.

In the New Testament the scriptures call for us to give out of our abundance, and in response to the measure we have been blessed. The topics of giving and sharing are noted in the Bible more times than the topics of love and faith! And two-thirds of Jesus’ parables addressed how we care for others by sharing of our resources.

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Topics: Advocacy, Tax Reform, Legislation