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Gift whiz - New director of planned giving onboard in March

January 25, 2007

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Doug Puffer (far right) believes "philanthropy can make the difference between the maintenance of a great university and the evolution of an extraordinary one."

And he says he'll be applying that philosophy to everything he does at SFU, beginning in March 2007 when he assumes his new role as the university's director of planned giving.

Currently Queen's University's senior planned giving officer, Puffer brings a wealth of experience to the job. In 2005-06 alone, he achieved his target of $6.4 million in planned gift expectancies, including Canadian and U.S. real estate gifts.

He also secured the university's first term-certain gift annuity, researched and wrote new brochures on gifts of private company shares and endowing annual gifts, and developed a video seminar Successful Leave-a-Legacy workshops.

Puffer has a B.Sc. in zoology from University of Western Ontario. He began his fundraising career with Ducks Unlimited nearly 20 years ago and joined Queen's in July 1999 as the arts and science faculty's senior development officer for major gifts.

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