Gregory Schupra

Gregory A. Schupra

Trustee Consultant

Philanthropic Planning Expert

Throughout his career, Gregory A Schupra has educated and assisted thousands of people and their advisors in creating legacies leaving more than $1 billion of accumulated wealth. Mr. Schupra brings an uncommon and practical perspective to his work by insuring that the client’s personal and philanthropic values, visions, and goals align with the administration of their plan.

  • 37 Years, Philanthropic Planning and Management
    nonprofit and for-profit companies and currently named as trustee or co-trustee for charitable and non-charitable trusts
  • Higher Education Resource Development Leadership
    Annual, Capital, Endowment and Planned Giving
  • Higher Education Governance
    Past Chair, Board of Trustees, Spring Arbor University, Spring Arbor, Michigan – A 4000 + student Private University
  • Community Foundation Field
    Created 4 community foundations
    One of first community foundation development professionals in country; 1st in Michigan
    Leader of the Fund-Raising Academy for Van Dusen Endowment Challenge of The Kresge Foundation – 39 charitable organizations raised $50 million endowment
    Former Chair, Community Foundation Advancement Network of the Council on Foundations, Washington, D.C.
  • Established foundation management services providing oversight and administration of more than 400 Charitable Foundations
    Annual grant making over $50 million, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Founder, Planned Giving Roundtable of Southeast Michigan, Detroit, Michigan
    Served on national Board of Directors, National Association of Charitable Gift Planners (formerly National Committee on Planned Giving and PPP), Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Founded Charitable Services Business for a $65 billion financial institution
    Comprehensive services for Charitable Remainder and Lead Trusts, Pooled Income Fund Trusts, Charitable Gift Annuity Programs, Endowment Funds, Private Foundations and Donor Advisor Funds
  • Provided Philanthropic Planning for clients of 14 investment and financial institutions nationally
  • Created a Mutual Fund for a private Prepaid Tuition Program
  • Created a $40 million Charitable Common Trust Fund
  • Created Comprehensive Charitable Gift Annuity Management Services
  • National Presenter on Philanthropic Education 
    Served on Conference Faculty for the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, June 2012; Topic: Charitable Trusts
    Partnership for Philanthropic Planning National Conferences – TX, CO, CA, MN
    Regional Planned Giving Council Conferences – CA, MI, MN
    Local Planned Giving Council Conferences – MI, OH, FL, TX, CA,
    Local Financial and Estate Planning Council Meetings – FL, CA,
    Donor Education Programs for Nonprofit Organizations — NY, TX, CA, WA, MD, AZ
  • Author, “An Unexpected Legacy: Strategies of Generosity,” Print and eBook at, 8 February 2015
  • Consultation Serving a wide variety of nonprofit organizations including colleges and universities, senior care communities, private foundations, community foundations, health care service providers, churches, para-church ministries, and church foundations
  • Member, Council of Michigan Foundations Consulting Services Network
  • Involved in the Rescue and Care of Orphans
    Ethiopia (19 Children)
    Kenya (40 Children)


Greg received a B.A. in Economics from Spring Arbor University.