Joe Bull, J.D.

Senior Consulting Associate

Joe has served in senior leadership positions for highly recognized nonprofits for more than 35 years. He is known for his technical expertise in the gift planning field as well as his ability to build enduring relationships with donors. Joe’s work includes 16 years of service to his alma mater, The Ohio State University. He is admitted to the Ohio and North Carolina bars.


  • Principal with Philanthropy Advisory Council
  • Carnegie Mellon University, Assistant Vice President of Development
  • Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Senior Vice President for Community Engagement
  • The Nature Conservancy, Senior Philanthropy Officer for Global Priorities
  • The Ohio State University, Director of Planned Giving
  • National Association of Charitable Gift Planners, Board Chair, 2005
  • American Council on Gift Annuities Board of Directors, President-elect, 2020
  • Editorial Advisory Board for Planned Giving Today and the Planned Giving Design Center
  • Central Ohio and North Carolina Planned Giving Councils, President



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