Aviva Shiff Boedecker, J.D.

Senior Consulting Associate

Aviva Shiff Boedecker is an attorney and a nationally recognized gift planner with over 35 years of experience as a director of planned giving and as a resource on philanthropy for professional advisors and individual donors.

Her experience includes serving as Director of Planned Giving at the University of California, Berkeley, and as Director of Gift Planning for the Marin Community Foundation. She started San Francisco Ballet’s planned giving program, and before that was in the private practice of law. Since 2009 Aviva has provided planned giving consulting services and training both independently and as a senior consultant for Sharpe Group.

Aviva has served on the board of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners and is a past President of the Northern California Planned Giving Council and of the Marin County Estate Planning Council. She has been recognized for her professional accomplishments and contributions to the planned giving community with the Northern California Planned Giving Council’s Phil Hoffmire Service Award. Aviva has been a member of Planned Giving Today’s Editorial Advisory Board, writes for many planned giving publications, and is a frequent lecturer on planned giving.

Aviva is a Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters, a member of the Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation’s Board of Directors, and has been involved with many other non-profit and community organizations. She is an alumna of the University of California, Berkeley and the University of California, Hastings College of Law, and a member of the California Bar.


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