Gift Planning

Building Westmont's
Future Together

Our Gift Planning team has experience across a range of giving opportunities, and we are always available for phone calls and personal visits to discuss your particular areas of interest, from designating Westmont in your wills or trusts to exploring life income gifts with generous tax benefits.

We offer supplemental estate planning and tax guidance information on these web pages through our planned giving partner, Crescendo Interactive, Inc. Based in Camarillo, CA, Crescendo has been a preferred service provider for over 30 years among colleges, universities, faith organizations, professional advisors and other nonprofit organizations.

Kati Buehler
Senior Director of Gift Planning

Mona Motte Wilds
Director of Gift Planning

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Investing in Christian Education by Making a Provision in Their Will

Investing in Christian Education by Making a Provision in Their Will

Duane '63 and Pat Johnson met in 1964 on a Gordon College trip to Europe. They got engaged on a scenic bridge in Rotterdam, Netherlands after just a few weeks and have been married 53 years. Pat graduated from Wheaton, both value Christian education and leadership, and they share a passion for their work.

After earning a doctorate in psychology at the University of Minnesota, Duane worked in a hospital and directed a clinic for drug addicts. As he met people in the medical profession, he realized they lacked training in managing a business, hiring and retaining staff, keeping medical records and providing customer service. With a friend, he started a business in Georgia in 1975, Practice Productivity, to teach these skills. They sold the successful venture in 1986, and Duane established other businesses. Today he serves as president and chief executive officer of Spinnaker Inc., which includes more than 15 healthcare companies.

"I don't believe in retirement," he says. "It's not in the Bible. I believe in redirection for different stages in life." He continues to travel and speak to healthcare groups in every state and some foreign countries.

A speaker and consultant for real estate firms and realtor associations, Pat specializes in ethics and cross-cultural sales. She earned a Master of Science degree at Georgia State University.

Duane attended his 50th reunion in 2013, marching in Commencement with his classmates as Golden Warriors. He says Westmont confirmed his strong Christian commitment, and he values what he learned from his mentor, the late David Hubbard '53, who taught at Westmont before serving as president of Fuller Theological Seminary.

"People sacrificed to make Westmont happen," Duane says. "I appreciate the strong commitment to Christian education and the willingness to challenge people's faith while helping them work through the issues so they come out stronger than ever."

Duane and Pat, who have two daughters and four grandchildren, have made a provision for Westmont and other Christian organizations in their will. "We believe in investing in Christian leadership," he says. "Our society is becoming increasingly secular, and we need to encourage young people to stay true to their Christian faith," Pat says.

Reproduced with permission from the July 2013 Westmont College Magazine.

For more information about how to include Westmont in your will or trust, please contact the Office of Gift Planning at (805) 565-6058 or giftplanning@westmont.edu.


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Investing in Christian Education by Making a Provision in Their Will

Investing in Christian Education by Making a Provision in Their Will

Duane '63 and Pat Johnson met in 1964 on a Gordon College trip to Europe. They got engaged on a scenic bridge in Rotterdam, Netherlands after just a few weeks and have been married 53 years. Pat graduated from Wheaton, both value Christian education and leadership, and they share a passion for their work.

After earning a doctorate in psychology at the University of Minnesota, Duane worked in a hospital and directed a clinic for drug addicts. As he met people in the medical profession, he realized they lacked training in managing a business, hiring and retaining staff, keeping medical records and providing customer service. With a friend, he started a business in Georgia in 1975, Practice Productivity, to teach these skills. They sold the successful venture in 1986, and Duane established other businesses. Today he serves as president and chief executive officer of Spinnaker Inc., which includes more than 15 healthcare companies.

"I don't believe in retirement," he says. "It's not in the Bible. I believe in redirection for different stages in life." He continues to travel and speak to healthcare groups in every state and some foreign countries.

A speaker and consultant for real estate firms and realtor associations, Pat specializes in ethics and cross-cultural sales. She earned a Master of Science degree at Georgia State University.

Duane attended his 50th reunion in 2013, marching in Commencement with his classmates as Golden Warriors. He says Westmont confirmed his strong Christian commitment, and he values what he learned from his mentor, the late David Hubbard '53, who taught at Westmont before serving as president of Fuller Theological Seminary.

"People sacrificed to make Westmont happen," Duane says. "I appreciate the strong commitment to Christian education and the willingness to challenge people's faith while helping them work through the issues so they come out stronger than ever."

Duane and Pat, who have two daughters and four grandchildren, have made a provision for Westmont and other Christian organizations in their will. "We believe in investing in Christian leadership," he says. "Our society is becoming increasingly secular, and we need to encourage young people to stay true to their Christian faith," Pat says.

Reproduced with permission from the July 2013 Westmont College Magazine.

For more information about how to include Westmont in your will or trust, please contact the Office of Gift Planning at (805) 565-6058 or giftplanning@westmont.edu.


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