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Special thanks to these individuals who generously supported The College in 2020. View a listing of 2020 charitable donations to The College. 

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Founded in 1927, The American College of Financial Services has become an internationally recognized educational institution. Thousands of men and women have benefited professionally from The College and have given of themselves to The College in return.

In 1975, as The College approached its 50th year, the Board of Trustees decided to honor those whose role in the development of the institution was of special significance. The Huebner Gold Medal, named for The College's founder, Solomon S. Huebner, is awarded to people who, through support and dedication to The College and its programs, have moved the institution forward in its mission.

A donation of $1,500 or more earns you entry into our prestigious President’s Circle. Members enjoy a number of benefits including an invitation to exclusive industry events as well as special recognitions within The College family.

A list of our Endowed Chairs and Professorships.

2020 was a year of unprecedented challenges and unexpected crises that tested the resolve of individuals, the financial services profession, and our nation at large. At times, the nights never seemed darker.

But in that darkness, The American College of Financial Services shined our light in pursuit of our mission to benefit society. The 2020 President’s Report showcases how those in our community continue to make significant strides and bring about lasting change.

The American College of Financial Services offers educational lecture opportunities multiple times a year. Through the generosity of partnering with insurance companies and friends and associates of The College, we are able to provide the best type of lecture series available in the financial services industry. These well-attended lectures include industry-leading speakers who deliver insightful and thought-provoking discussions on current industry issues. By contributing to the overall mission of The College, our lecture series provides a wonderful opportunity to gain knowledge and insight from some of the best minds in the industry. Learn more in the tabs below.

Henry A. Deppe Lecture Series

Created in 1989, this lecture series is named for Henry A. Deppe, CLU®, a former general agent of Guardian Life Insurance Company. Mr. Deppe has dedicated his career to pension and retirement plans and is a nationally known authority on the subject. This lecture series bearing his name is devoted to pensions and retirement security issues.

The series is supported by earnings from an endowment fund established at The American College of Financial Services by Mr. Deppe's friends and associates, as well as the Guardian Life Insurance Company. The endowment fund will continue to increase in the future from the proceeds of a life insurance policy of which The College is beneficiary. This fund will make possible the establishment of a chair at The College for research and teaching in pensions and retirement security.

Mr. Deppe presented the first lecture in the series on life insurance in qualified retirement plans in 1989. Subsequent presenters have included attorney Andrew J. Fair, a nationally known expert on pensions, business planning, and estate planning, Bruce J. Temkin, a nationally recognized authority on the design of qualified retirement plans and retirement planning, Joyce Gordon of Guardian Life Insurance Company, and numerous other presenters and panelists prominent in the estate and financial planning fields.

Frank M. Engle Lecture Series

In 1976, Frank M. Engle funded an annual lectureship known as the Engle lecture, which continues under the auspices of the Frank M. Engle Distinguished Chair in Economic Security Research. The purpose of the lecture series is to stimulate the objective study of the economic life of the United States in the global economy, with particular emphasis on the social and economic impact of private and public economic security mechanisms. Each year, a prominent scholar or policy maker is invited to deliver a lecture, the publication of which is funded by the endowment.

The Engle lecture has been delivered by prominent experts including Jack Brennan, Alfred A. DelliBovi, Frank A. Cappiello, David M. Walker, and John Kenneth Galbraith, PhD.

Maurice L. Stewart Lecture Series

Through the joint effort of The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company and The American College of Financial Services, the Maurice L. Stewart Lectureship is a recent lecture series that honors an esteemed and accomplished colleague, Maury Stewart, CLU®, ChFC®, CLF®.

Since joining Penn Mutual in 1952, Maury has dedicated his life and career to touching the lives of thousands of people through delivering what he calls, "the miracle of life insurance." Maury's commitment to others' growth and development has contributed enormously to his success as a field leader.

This lecture series honors the lifelong contributions that Maury has made not only to Penn Mutual, but also to The College and the entire life insurance industry. This lectureship ensures future generations of life insurance professionals know of Maury's outstanding career, his dedication to others, and his pursuit of excellence in leadership.

The annual lecture will feature top thought leaders from diverse disciplines who will address themes and issues critical to the practice of leadership development. Maury will be intimately involved in the selection of speakers, ensuring that new ideas are featured at each lecture. The first lectureship took place in the fall of 2009 and, like all future lectures, was open to the industry and webcast across the country.

Brian H. Early Lecture Series

Managing Partners and Managing Directors, in partnership with the Northwestern Mutual Foundation, created a permanent fund to honor Brian with a yearly lecture in his name and based on his beliefs. The first lecture was held in October 2009. The Annual Brian H. Early Lecture in Practice Management and Leadership features presentations by industry thought leaders. The goal of the annual lecture is to promote state-of-the-art management practices in financial services—the area in which Brian excelled.

One of his greatest passions was the recruiting and development of other financial services professionals. His legacy of dedication, knowledge, growth, and passion for the industry lives on in each of the individuals with whom he worked and in the clients who trusted him. In addition to his passion for financial services, Brian also had a passion and love for life. He often lived by the simple, three-word phrase “livin’ the dream,” because these words served as motivation and as a sign to himself that he had lived a full and good life.

The American College of Financial Services is proud to promote state-of-the-art management practices and to share the passion that Brian felt as he was “livin’ the dream.” The Brian H. Early Lecture will ensure that his legacy continues in the lives of his family, friends, colleagues, and clients.

Steve Grourke

Steve Grourke, CAP®, CFRE
Senior Vice President, Advancement and Alumni Relations

Denise Zampitella

Denise Zampitella
Executive Assistant, Advancement

Tip Cronin

Charles (Tip) Cronin III, CLU®, CAP®
Vice President, Advancement

Ted Digges

Ted Digges  MS, CPL, ChFC®
VP, Advancement and Executive Director, Penn Mutual Center for Veterans Affairs

Peter Reitmeyer

Peter Reitmeyer, CAP®
Assistant Vice President, Advancement

Nicole Harding

Nicole Harding, bCRE​
Assistant Vice President, Advancement Services

Brooke Buttari

Brooke Buttari​
Executive Director, Alumni Relations

Stephanie Vansickle

Stephanie VanSickle Talty​
Director, Advancement Services

Anne Marie Gallagher

Anne Marie Gallagher, CAP®
Director, Annual Giving

Julia Esteves Gartshore

Julia Esteves Gartshore
Director, Foundation Relations

Emily Krall

Emily Krall​
Director, Special Events

Miranda Massey

Miranda Massey​​
Gift and Pledge Processing Coordinator, Advancement Services

Tanna Wagner

Tanna Wagner
Advancement & Alumni Relations Coordinator

Sheila Runkel

Shelia Runkel​, CLF®
Program Manager, Penn Mutual Center for Veterans Affairs

Rick Nail

Rick Nail
Program Manager, Penn Mutual Center for Veterans Affairs