Steve Gerber Recognized with Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® Designation

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CICOA Foundation Chief Development Officer receives prestigious philanthropic planning designation

CICOA Foundation is delighted to announce that Chief Development Officer Steve Gerber has demonstrated deep knowledge of the philanthropic planning landscape by earning the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® (CAP®) designation.

The CAP® is a distinguished mark of excellence recognizing Steve’s expertise in philanthropic and legacy planning, tax strategies, and financial planning related to charitable giving. This designation reflects Steve’s commitment to helping individuals and families make a lasting impact on their communities and the causes they care about.

“I am humbled and honored to receive this designation from The American College of Financial Services,” remarked Steve. “This represents many hours of hard work, but it also represents the understanding that philanthropy must be understood from the heart of a philanthropist. This designation is all about the spirit of assisting people to give intelligently with love. This is true joy in helping others who have an open hand and a generous heart.”

In a world where legacy planning can be complex and challenging, the CAP® designation empowers the CICOA Foundation to assist clients in making informed and impactful decisions. Armed with the expertise gained through the comprehensive CAP® curriculum, Steve is ready to help ensure that clients’ charitable plans are aligned with their financial goals and priorities.

Steve Gerber receives CAP pin
President & CEO Tauhric Brown pins Chief Development Officer Steve Gerber in recognition of his Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® designation

Upon presenting Steve with the CAP® pin representing a heart in an open hand, CICOA President & CEO Tauhric Brown praised Steve on this professional accomplishment. “This designation truly elevates our ability to drive our philanthropic efforts to the next level here at CICOA.”

CAP® professionals are educated by The American College of Financial Services, an accredited institution with nearly 100 years of academic excellence. The College’s mission is to deliver applied financial knowledge and education, promote life-long learning, and advocate for ethical standards for the benefit of society.

With over 20 years in the world of philanthropy, Steve would be happy to assist you and guide your decisions on leaving a lasting legacy and making a difference to your community.


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Stephen Gerber
Stephen Gerber

Stephen Gerber brings experience in pastoral ministry, nonprofit management and fundraising team leadership to his role as CICOA’s chief development officer. Stephen is responsible for the agency’s overall fundraising strategy, leading annual campaigns, major gifts, planned giving, grants and special events.

He holds designations for Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® (CAP®), and the executive certificate in religious fundraising. Stephen earned a bachelor’s degree from Tennessee Temple University, a master’s degree from Grace Theological Seminary and a master’s in business administration from the University of Phoenix.


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