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Bryan Clontz

Bryan is the founder and President of Charitable Solutions, LLC, specializing in noncash asset receipt and liquidation, gift annuity reinsurance brokerage, gift annuity risk management audits, emergency assistance funds, and life insurance appraisals/audits.

Bryan served from 2013-2014 as the Leon L. Levy Fellow in Philanthropy at The American College of Financial Services. He also serves as a Senior Partner to Ekstrom Alley Clontz & Associates—a community foundation consulting firm in New Haven, Connecticut. Bryan is the founder of the Dechomai Foundation, Inc. and the Dechomai Asset Trust—two national donor advised funds focusing on noncash assets generally and S-corp transactions respectively. He is also the founder of The Emergency Assistance Foundation, Inc.—a national fund allowing employers to create emergency assistance and disaster relief funds for their employees, where he now serves as Secretary and Advisor to the president.


In the decade prior to founding Charitable Solutions, LLC in 2003, he served as the Director of Planned Giving for the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta, National Director of Planned Giving for Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and then as Vice President of Advancement at The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta. He received a B.S.B.A. from the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina; a master’s degree in Risk Management and Insurance from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia; master’s degree in financial services and Ph.D. in Financial and Retirement Planning from The American College of Financial Services, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

He serves on the Editorial Board of the Planned Giving Design Center (2000-current) and on the Advisory Board for the American College’s Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy designation (2001-current). Previously, he served on the American Council on Gift Annuities’ Rate Recommendation and Research Committee (2003-2010), and the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners Board (2007-2009).

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