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Joseph Bull

Joseph O. Bull is Assistant Vice President of Development at Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to this appointment, he served as Senior Vice President for Community Engagement at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and as Senior Philanthropy Officer for Global Priorities for the Worldwide Office of The Nature Conservancy. Joe also provided 16 years of service to his alma mater, The Ohio State University, primarily as Director of Planned Giving.


With 33 years of experience in the philanthropic arena, he began his career as Assistant Director of Planned Giving at Duke University and as Director of Gift Planning and Assistant University Counsel at North Carolina State University. He was the 2005 Chair of the Board of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners (a 10,000-member professional association) and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the American Council on Gift Annuities.


Additionally, he was a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the national newsletter Planned Giving Today for 15 years, as well as a member of the Editorial Board of the web-based Planned Giving Design Center. Joe has served as a faculty member for the College of William and Mary’s National Planned Giving Institute, and he is past President of the Central Ohio and North Carolina Planned Giving Councils. He is admitted to the Ohio and North Carolina bars.

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