Director of Planned Giving, Loma Linda University Health
2017, 2018 Chair
Charitable Gift Planners – Inland Southern California
About Todd Mekelburg:
Todd Mekelburg has been involved in various aspects of charitable gift planning for the past 29 years; first as a trust auditor for the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists in Silver Spring, Maryland, then as Director of Trust Services for the Rocky Mountain Conference in Denver, Colorado followed by 15 years as Director of Leadership Giving at Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska, his alma mater. He began his current position as Director of Planned Giving for Loma Linda University Health in April 2012. His wife, Janya, is also employed at Loma Linda as the Director of Alumni and Donor Relations. They have two children, Drew, a physical education teacher in Lincoln, Nebraska and Mandy, an events specialist for Rocky Mountain Adventist Healthcare Foundation in Denver, Colorado. When he’s not exploring the mysteries of planned giving, Todd enjoys time on the tennis court and golf course.
Raymond W. Watts, CFRE, CSPG
Associate Vice President and Senior Philanthropic Advisor
University of Redlands
About Raymond W. Watts:
Raymond W. Watts, CFRE, CSPG, is Associate Vice President and Senior Philanthropic Advisor at the University of Redlands, and has served the University since 2002. Ray manages the Development team at the University, and oversees all University philanthropic outreach efforts, working closely with Trustees, the President and the Vice President for University Relations to achieve organizational goals. Before assuming the role of AVP at Redlands in 2007, Ray served for 5 years as Director of Development, overseeing the major gift fundraising for the historic Centennial Campaign.