Mr. Rick has counseled hundreds of charity leaders and is a highly regarded speaker on legacy giving, endowments, resource development, and non-profit management. Prior to forming his firm, he served as the national director of planned giving and charitable gift counsel for the Sierra Club. Previously, he directed the planned giving programs for the University of California - San Francisco and UC Medical Center; and the annual giving programs for Dartmouth Medical School and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Before he began his career in the non-profit sector, he served on the staff of the New York State Lieutenant Governor and the New York Attorney General. Mr. Rick earned his AB degree from Middlebury College, his JD degree from Vermont Law School, and a certificate from the Coro Foundation’s City Focus Program.