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Christopher P. Woehrle

Christopher P. Woehrle

JD, LLM (Tax)

Guardian/Deppe Chair in Pensions and Retirement Planning
Associate Professor of Taxation

Areas of Expertise:

Charitable Giving, Estate Planning, Estate Taxation, Individual Income Tax Planning, Nonprofit Management, Philanthropy

BA, Cornell University
JD, Villanova University School of Law
LLM, Villanova University School of Law


Christopher P. Woehrle, JD, LLM (Tax), is The Guardian/Deppe Chair in Pensions and Retirement Planning and Associate Professor of Taxation at The American College of Financial Services. He is responsible for courses that include Income Taxation, Personal Tax Planning, Qualified Retirement Plans and Executive Compensation. He designed and teaches the Pensions and Employee Benefits seminar. He also teaches the online editions of Planning for Philanthropic Impact, Charitable Giving Applications and Planning, and Gift Planning in a Nonprofit Context.

Professor Woehrle enjoyed a 17-year career as a senior development professional and executive prior to joining The College in 2010. During his tenure as Senior Associate Vice President and Acting Senior Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Drexel University, he was a five-time achiever of the Philanthropy 400 rankings of the most productive development programs in the United States. As Vice President of Development for The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Professor Woehrle led the completion of its highly successful endowment campaign, creating one of the largest endowed funds for a performing arts organization.

Most recently, he served as Director of Planned Giving for the Princeton HealthCare System Foundation during its Design for Healing campaign, one of the largest ever for a community hospital system. Professor Woehrle is married to Lann Salyard Woehrle, MD, a longstanding member of the medical staff at Pennsylvania Hospital. In addition to his wife’s philanthropy in support of pancreatic cancer research, he has endowed a named scholarship at his preparatory school and supported a bricks and mortar campaign at the major gift level.

A magna cum laude graduate of Cornell University, Professor Woehrle earned his JD and LLM (Tax) from Villanova University School of Law. A member of the Pennsylvania Bar, he was appointed adjunct professor of tax law at Villanova Law where he wrote and continues to teach the course in charitable gift planning in its Master of Laws in Taxation program. Professor Woehrle also serves as a member of the editorial board of Trusts & Estates where he regularly writes on charitable gift planning.


GS 814 Qualified Retirement Plans

GS 817 Personal Tax Planning

GS 842 Executive Compensation

HS 321 Income Taxation