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The Planned Giving staff at the Harvard Law School Alumni Center has significant experience and longevity in helping individuals with their philanthropy to the Law School and to other charitable interests, and in understanding how their philanthropy interrelates with their overall financial and estate plan.


Photograph of Charles GordyCharles Burton Gordy II, JD (Charlie) is Harvard Law School’s Director of Planned Giving. He came to the Law School eleven years ago from The Bank of New York, where he managed the Bank’s planned giving services unit and the planned giving assets of more than 50 international, national, and regional non-profit organizations, and served as a senior charitable giving advisor for the Private Bank. Prior to joining The Bank of New York, he directed the planned giving programs at Yale University and at Tufts University. He is a frequent speaker and lecturer on topics related to planned giving and philanthropy recently presented at the Planned Giving Council of Chicago, the Planned Giving Group of New England, and the American Council on Gift Annuities bi-annual conference. He is a past president of the Planned Giving Group of New England, and a former board member of the American Council on Gift Annuities and of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, formerly the National Committee on Planned Giving.

Charlie lives in Concord, Massachusetts, and is originally from Washington, D.C. He received his undergraduate degree with Distinction in English from Colby College, Waterville, Maine, and his law degree with a focus on business and tax from George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C.

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