Pamela Jones Davidson, J.D., joined Thompson & Associates in 2009 as Senior Vice President for Indiana. Pamela Davidson is a 1979 magna cum laude graduate of the Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis. She is a talented charitable gift planner and nationally recognized dynamic public speaker with more than 30 years of experience in the planned giving field. From 1984 through 1996, she served at the Indiana University Foundation, leaving as its Executive Director, Planned Giving and Associate Counsel. She and the planned giving staff there annually closed on more than $10 million in new planned gift commitments. Previously, she was an examiner in the Gift and Estate Tax Division of the IRS and in the private practice of law in Indianapolis, Indiana.
She is a past president and board member of the Planned Giving Group of Indiana and past treasurer and board member of the Indiana Chapter of the National Society of Fundraising Executives. She served on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners for six years beginning in 1994, as Chair of its Education Committee in 1995 and as Secretary in 1996. She was the 1998 President-Elect of NACGP and served as President in 1999; she was inducted into its Hall of Fame in 2018. She is a former Leadership Bloomington participant, and actively involved in her community, serving on many local boards.
Pamela served as a member of the faculty of the Charitable Estate Planning Institute; a 501(c)(3) public charity, formed by a group of Thompson & Associates colleagues in 2012, offering top-level education on charitable estate planning for development staff, gift planning officers, and professional advisors. She is also a Fellow in Charitable Estate Planning (FCEP) awarded by the Institute.