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Garrett to lead planned giving efforts

September 16, 2011 12:00AM

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Nate Garrett

Kathleen Flannery, director of the Pittsburg State University Office of Development, has announced the appointment of Nate Garrett of Pittsburg as the director of planned giving and major gifts officer for the College of Education.

"Nate brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that we believe will be very valuable in this position," Flannery said.

As director of planned giving, Garrett will lead the university's planned giving program and will work with alumni and friends of the university as they consider planned gifts such as bequests, trusts, and annuities.  He will be responsible for raising private gift support for the many student, faculty, and program needs of PSU and the College of Education, and identifying ways to connect alumni and friends with the college and the university as a whole.

Garrett is an experienced charitable gift planner, as well as an insurance and finance specialist. He holds variable securities licenses in Kansas and Missouri and life, health, property, and casualty insurance licenses in both states. In 2007, Garrett established the Nate Garrett Agency, LLC in Pittsburg.

Garrett holds an associate of arts degree from Ozarks Technical Community College and a bachelor of science degree in insurance and risk management from the Missouri State University College of Business Administration. He is a chartered adviser in philanthropy through the Richard D. Irwin Graduate School of the American College and is working toward a master of science degree in financial services, also through the Richard D. Irwin Graduate School of the American College.

Garrett and his wife, Nicole, have two children, Ava, 2, and Trace 9 months.  They live in Pittsburg.

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