Meet the Staff

Development Staff

Renee Coughlin

Renee Coughlin, Senior Vice President of Mission Advancement

W: 877.366.7242 x31155
C: 402.216.8070 Email: renee.coughlin@mosaicinfo.org

Matt Sheffield

Matt Sheffield, Senior Development Officer

Arizona; Colorado; Omaha, NE metro
Omaha, NE
W: 877.366.7242 x31111
C: 402.990.8698 Email: matt.sheffield@mosaicinfo.org

Diana Bishop-Ewing

Diana Bishop-Ewing, Development Officer

Iowa; Chicago metro
Altoona, IA
C: 515.240.3229
Email: diana.bishop-ewing@mosaicinfo.org

Charles Cooper

Charles Cooper, Development Officer

Illinois; Indiana; Kansas; Omaha, NE metro
Omaha, NE
W: 877.366.7242 x30189
C: 402.212.1074 Email: charles.cooper@mosaicinfo.org

Connie Hanson

Connie Hanson, Development Officer

Kansas; Nebraska
Lincoln, NE
C: 402.369.2469
Email: connie.hanson@mosaicinfo.org

Beth Sabella

Beth Sabella, Development Officer

Connecticut; Delaware; Texas
Dallas, TX
W: 877.366.7242 x30302
C: 469.371.8535
Email: beth.sabella@mosaicinfo.org

Jaime Corsar

Jaime Corsar, Donor Relations Coordinator

W: 877.366.7242 x31106
Email: jaime.corsar@mosaicinfo.org

Dan Dittman

Dan Dittman, Planned Giving Counsel

W: 402.397.2200
C: 402.917.0431 Email: DDITT@eslaw.com

A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to Mosaic a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate.

an individual or organization designated to receive benefits or funds under a will or other contract, such as an insurance policy, trust or retirement plan

"I give [specific dollar amount, description of specific property, all the residue, or a percent of the residue] to The Mosaic Foundation, Omaha, Nebraska, a non-profit Nebraska corporation, to (select one):

able to be changed or cancelled

A revocable living trust is set up during your lifetime and can be revoked at any time before death. They allow assets held in the trust to pass directly to beneficiaries without probate court proceedings and can also reduce federal estate taxes.

cannot be changed or cancelled

tax on gifts generally paid by the person making the gift rather than the recipient

the original value of an asset, such as stock, before its appreciation or depreciation

the growth in value of an asset like stock or real estate since the original purchase

the price a willing buyer and willing seller can agree on

The person receiving the gift annuity payments.

the part of an estate left after debts, taxes and specific bequests have been paid

a written and properly witnessed legal change to a will

the person named in a will to manage the estate, collect the property, pay any debt, and distribute property according to the will

A donor advised fund is an account that you set up but which is managed by a nonprofit organization. You contribute to the account, which grows tax-free. You can recommend how much (and how often) you want to distribute money from that fund to Mosaic or other charities. You cannot direct the gifts.

An endowed gift can create a new endowment or add to an existing endowment. The principal of the endowment is invested and a portion of the principal’s earnings are used each year to support our mission.

Tax on the growth in value of an asset—such as real estate or stock—since its original purchase.

Securities, real estate or any other property having a fair market value greater than its original purchase price.

Real estate can be a personal residence, vacation home, timeshare property, farm, commercial property or undeveloped land.

A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.

You give assets to a trust that pays our organization set payments for a number of years, which you choose. The longer the length of time, the better the potential tax savings to you. When the term is up, the remaining trust assets go to you, your family or other beneficiaries you select. This is an excellent way to transfer property to family members at a minimal cost.

You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Mosaic as a lump sum.

You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Mosaic as a lump sum.

A beneficiary designation clearly identifies how specific assets will be distributed after your death.

A charitable gift annuity involves a simple contract between you and Mosaic where you agree to make a gift to Mosaic and we, in return, agree to pay you (and someone else, if you choose) a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life.

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