The Planned Giving Advisory Committee

Karmanos’ Planned Giving Advisory Committee was established to communicate and work collaboratively with financial and estate planning professionals to encourage them to highlight the benefit and positive impact of supporting the cancer research and treatment programs at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute when preparing estate plans with their clients. Bequests to the Institute help to significantly improve patient programs and advance the cancer research initiatives that promote the discovery of better, less invasive therapeutic options for patients and provide new hope for a cure for cancer.

Role of the Planned Giving Advisory Committee:

  • To advise Karmanos on ways to effectively market and communicate the financial and tax benefits of planned giving to the Institute’s donors and to the community.
  • To become knowledgeable about Karmanos' programs and research to present Karmanos as an option in charitable gift planning with clients when appropriate.
  • To assist Karmanos in building professional contacts within the financial and estate planning fields.

More Information

To learn more information about the Karmanos Cancer Institute and/or on joining this committee,

For more information contact Denise Lowe, Annual Fund Officer at 248-226-2163, or On an annual basis, Karmanos hosts a breakfast event for all estate and financial planners to learn more about the Karmanos Cancer Institute in person.

Please click here to view topics covered in the 2020 virtual breakfast event.

Committee Members

  • Charles Nida, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn, LLP - Committee Chair
  • Lyndsey Artes, Daren Findling Law Firm, PLC
  • Ronald Bassey, Sapharan, Inc
  • Gary Bice, Stifel Nicolaus
  • Astrid Braeuer, BDO
  • Lawrence Brown, CPA
  • Laura Brownfield, Bodman PLC
  • Angie Choukourian, Huntington Private Bank
  • Michael Cicchella, Cicchella and Associates LLC
  • Michael G. Cumming, Dykema
  • John Dankovich, MKD Wealth Coaches, LLC
  • Rick Favor, Deloitte Tax LLP
  • Jay Hack, Raymond James
  • Gregory C. Hamilton, Hamilton and Associates PLLC
  • Rebecca Herr, Northern Trust
  • J.R. Hesano, UBS Finanical
  • W. Theodore Huebner
  • Dawn R. Jinsky, Plante Moran, PLLC
  • Mallory A. Kallabat, Clark Hill
  • Robert Kaplow, Maddin Hauser Roth & Heller PC
  • Robert Kass, Barris Sott Denn & Driker, PLLC
  • Bernard Kent, Schechter Investment Advisors LLC
  • Mickey Kittredge, Citizens Bank Wealth Management
  • Rick Kress, Kress Consulting
  • Judy Fertel Layne, Dickinson Wright, PLLC
  • Henry P. Lee, Howard & Howard
  • Marguerite Munson Lentz, Bodman PLC
  • Christopher M. Mann, Dawda, Mann, Mulcahy & Sadler, PLC
  • Mary Mansfield, Mansfield Law, PLLC
  • Lynn L. Marine-Adams, Marine Adams Law, PC
  • Tammy Moncrief, Yeo & Yeo
  • Mary Nichols, Comerica Bank Wealth Management
  • Todd Pado, Huntington Private Bank
  • Nicholas E. Papasifakis, Clark Hill
  • Mark W. Rheaume, PNC Wealth Management
  • Kelley H. Saros, JP Morgan Private Bank
  • Laura Ann Schreiner, Laura Ann Schreiner PLC
  • Brian Simmons, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
  • James Studinger, JP Studinger Group
  • Ronald J. Zadora, Monaghan, P.C.