Elizabeth Oliveira Manchester—Director of Planned Giving
Elizabeth Oliveira Manchester graduated from Providence College in 2002 magna cum laude and then received her law degree from Northeastern University School of Law in 2005. She is a member of both the Rhode Island Bar and Massachusetts Bar. She is currently receiving her MBA at Providence College with a concentration in the nonprofit sector.
Elizabeth has extensive legal experience advising nonprofits about fundraising, taxation, and corporate governance; and advising individuals about estate, tax, and charitable gift planning. She began her legal career at the Providence firm of Davis, Kilmarx, Swan & Bowling and then practiced at the Providence office of Nixon Peabody LLP. She then moved to Brown University into the role of Associate Director of Planned Giving. She is presently the Director of Planned Giving at Providence College since June 2013.
In her role at the College, Elizabeth promotes and prepares documentation related to deferred gifts of all kinds including bequests, charitable remainder trusts, retained life estate gifts, and charitable gift annuities. She also promotes planned gifts that generate current income for the college, such as charitable lead trusts, bargain sales, and gifts of illiquid assets. She works with prospects to contextualize their philanthropy within broader estate planning goals. She handles all aspects of the relationship between Providence College and probate estates (and similar entities such as trusts, retirement plans, insurance companies, etc.) of which PC is a beneficiary in order to accelerate the distributions and represent the College’s interests.
Elizabeth is a board member and volunteer for several nonprofit organizations in Rhode Island, including the Mal Brown Club of Providence College, Rhode Island Communities for Addiction Recovery Efforts, the Roger Williams University Pro Bono Collaborative, and Bethany Home of Rhode Island. She is married to Bernard Manchester ’04 and resides in Providence.
Jacqueline M. Gilman—Development Coordinator
Jacqueline M. Gilman is Development Coordinator in the Office of Institutional Advancement for both Planned Giving and Stewardship. A member of the PC community for eight years, Jackie oversees the documentation and confirmation of existing planned gifts, the execution of the Harkins Society process, and the dissemination of information to prospect managers and donors for proper execution of gifts. She determines gift calculations, tracks all estate and insurance gifts, and creates and shepherds marketing projects used for planned giving. Jackie also prepares and distributes a comprehensive report of all donor gifts to be acknowledged and composes personalized donor impact reports as well as acknowledgement letters for the Office of the President. She also coordinates a campus-wide library of current and future naming opportunities, develops sample language for interior and exterior plaques, and selects materials to be used for donor signage. Jackie assists in the preparation of scholarship agreements—ensuring endowed scholarship donors receive their student recipient thank you notes—and she implemented the endowed scholarship student thank you note program to include a student survey with photographs, making sure scholarship donors receive personalized notes and interesting information from our grateful students.
Jackie serves as a member of the Community Standards Hearing Board, which lends support to the Office of Community Standards in conducting disciplinary procedure involving student conduct. She is the liaison between her office and the annual Celebration of Student Scholarship and Creativity Committee.
Jackie earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Providence College and her master’s degree in education at Rhode Island College. Prior to working at PC, she served as a special education teacher at both the Sargent and Groden Centers. She is the mother of two school-aged children—a tenth grader at Tollgate High School and an eighth grader at St. Rose of Lima School in Warwick, Rhode Island.
In the community she serves as a coach for the St. Rose of Lima middle school cross country team. She volunteers at the Saints Rose and Clement Parish Garden, which grows tons of fresh produce each year and donates everything harvested to the needy in the area.
Kaitlyn Richardson—Administrative Assistant for Development and Planned Giving
Kaitlyn Richardson is an Administrative Assistant for Development and Planned Giving in the Office of Institutional Advancement. Kaitlyn assists Lynne Fraser, Liz Manchester, and Jackie Gilman with a number of administrative tasks. Kaitlyn earned her associate’s degree in administrative office technology from the Community College of Rhode Island. She is currently attending evening classes part time at Providence College to earn her bachelor’s degree in social science. Her interests include psychology and sociology. Her long-term goal is to earn her master’s of education in counseling from PC.
While not working or taking classes, Kaitlyn is an avid reader, baker, and self-proclaimed food critic. She volunteers her time with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island and is a team captain for the Zero: End to Prostate Cancer Run/Walks that take place in Hartford, Connecticut, and Boston, Massachusetts.
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