Esteemed club member, Bob Eichfeld, introduced us to our speaker, Eileen Heisman, CEO of The National Philanthropic Trust. The Trust was originally a $1M fund started by the Pitcairns in the 1980's and has grown to a $5-6B trust under Eileen's leadership. She shared current trends in giving, including "bunching" - a way to donate every other year at double the normal giving amount to take advantage of tax write-offs. She admits that charities do not know how the new tax rules will affect giving. Her talk was speedy, fact-filled and informative. Thank you, Eileen, for your excellent presentation. We learned a lot!