The Signatry Team

We’re investing in kingdom work.

We’ve spent years discovering how to best partner with families, advisors, and ministries, and we’re convinced that making the biggest impact for the Kingdom requires an intentional focus on transformational generosity. We aren’t looking at giving through the same lens that you’ll find elsewhere. We’re having a new discussion. We’re innovating new and exciting ways to reach the world with God’s generosity, and we’re so thrilled for you to join us.

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Bill High

CEO

Bill High is the Chief Executive Officer of The Signatry: A Global Christian Foundation. Prior to joining the foundation in 2000, Bill was a partner with Blackwell Sanders LLP, a national and international law firm. He is also the founder of iDonate, a fundraising software company serving the non-profit community. iDonate.com provides an online marketing solution for non-profits to market and receive gifts of all kinds: including cash, text, credit card and non-cash gifts.

With the foundation, he has been a vital part in overseeing their efforts from startup, to almost $3 billion in contributions. Bill invests his time working with families, individual givers, ministries, and financial advisors. He also works strategically with business owners who are looking to sell and/or transition their business to the next generation, and teaches ministries how to work with major donors.

Bill’s personal mission is to change the way people view and practice generosity. Through innovative resources, leadership and writing – he’s helped show generous families how to grow their impact through cash and noncash giving. As part of that mission, he’s working with families to carry on a lasting legacy of true wealth.

Bill is also a published author. His recent books include a book co-authored with David Green, CEO and Founder of Hobby Lobby, called Giving It All Away…And Getting It All Back Again: The Way of Living Generously (Zondervan 2017), and a book co authored with Steve and Jackie Green, This Dangerous Book: How the Bible Has Shaped our World and Why it Still Matters Today (Zondervan 2017). Other books include Stories of the Generous Life. Ordinary People. Extraordinary Generosity, and its sequel, The Generosity Bet. He co-authored Sell Well, which highlights avoiding common mistakes when selling a business, and Why the Conservative Mind Matters. He also contributed to unHeritage: 11 Pitfalls to Family Legacy and How to Avoid Them, and the companion volume, unPrepared Heirs At Risk.

Apart from writing books, Bill is a highly sought-after conference speaker on topics relating to philanthropy and the transforming power of biblical generosity. He was named one of the Top 25 Philanthropy Speakers in the United States by Philanthropy Media.

Bill has been married to his wife Brooke for more than 30 years. They have four children, two sons-in-law, and two grandchildren.

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Bill High

CEO

Bill High is the Chief Executive Officer of The Signatry: A Global Christian Foundation. Prior to joining the foundation in 2000, Bill was a partner with Blackwell Sanders LLP, a national and international law firm. He is also the founder of iDonate, a fundraising software company serving the non-profit community. iDonate.com provides an online marketing solution for non-profits to market and receive gifts of all kinds: including cash, text, credit card and non-cash gifts.

With the foundation, he has been a vital part in overseeing their efforts from startup, to almost $3 billion in contributions. Bill invests his time working with families, individual givers, ministries, and financial advisors. He also works strategically with business owners who are looking to sell and/or transition their business to the next generation, and teaches ministries how to work with major donors.

Bill’s personal mission is to change the way people view and practice generosity. Through innovative resources, leadership and writing – he’s helped show generous families how to grow their impact through cash and noncash giving. As part of that mission, he’s working with families to carry on a lasting legacy of true wealth.

Bill is also a published author. His recent books include a book co-authored with David Green, CEO and Founder of Hobby Lobby, called Giving It All Away…And Getting It All Back Again: The Way of Living Generously (Zondervan 2017), and a book co authored with Steve and Jackie Green, This Dangerous Book: How the Bible Has Shaped our World and Why it Still Matters Today (Zondervan 2017). Other books include Stories of the Generous Life. Ordinary People. Extraordinary Generosity, and its sequel, The Generosity Bet. He co-authored Sell Well, which highlights avoiding common mistakes when selling a business, and Why the Conservative Mind Matters. He also contributed to unHeritage: 11 Pitfalls to Family Legacy and How to Avoid Them, and the companion volume, unPrepared Heirs At Risk.

Apart from writing books, Bill is a highly sought-after conference speaker on topics relating to philanthropy and the transforming power of biblical generosity. He was named one of the Top 25 Philanthropy Speakers in the United States by Philanthropy Media.

Bill has been married to his wife Brooke for more than 30 years. They have four children, two sons-in-law, and two grandchildren.

bhigh@thesignatry.com

Bill High

Steve French

President

Stephen (Steve) French is President of The Signatry. His primary role is strategic management and leadership of the office. He also devotes his time meeting with advisors, attorneys, individuals, and business owners to develop strategies and solutions to minimize tax liability, while maximizing charitable giving. This is executed with specific emphasis in the area of non-liquid assets such as: stock, real estate, mutual funds, and portions of closely held businesses.

Prior to joining The Signatry, Steve was the founder and CEO of Quovant, a Legal Spend Management company working with law firms in over 13 countries.

Steve is married to his wife Debbie and they have two daughters – Marnie and Rachel, who have blessed them with four grandsons.

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Steve French

President

Stephen (Steve) French is President of The Signatry. His primary role is strategic management and leadership of the office. He also devotes his time meeting with advisors, attorneys, individuals, and business owners to develop strategies and solutions to minimize tax liability, while maximizing charitable giving. This is executed with specific emphasis in the area of non-liquid assets such as: stock, real estate, mutual funds, and portions of closely held businesses.

Prior to joining The Signatry, Steve was the founder and CEO of Quovant, a Legal Spend Management company working with law firms in over 13 countries.

Steve is married to his wife Debbie and they have two daughters – Marnie and Rachel, who have blessed them with four grandsons.

615-424-2800
sfrench@thesignatry.com

Steve French

Anthony Strange

President, National Relationship Manager

Anthony Strange serves as the President of National Relationship Management for The Signatry. His role is to strengthen new and existing relationships, while introducing the multi-generational, Biblical generosity concepts of the foundation. Anthony is a seasoned technology entrepreneur, bringing over 27 years of business operational experience to The Signatry.

804-357-6273
astrange@thesignatry.com

Anthony Strange

Dale Brantner

Chief Catalyst Officer

Dale Brantner serves as Chief Catalyst Officer. He works to inspire new growth for The Signatry initiatives and foster relationships. Dale brings over 30 years of global leadership experience in development and ministry, including leading with Museum of the Bible, serving as President and CEO of Cure International.

717-687-8877
dbrantner@thesignatry.com

Dale Brantner

Joe Williams

President, OKC Region

Joe Williams is President of the Oklahoma Region of The Signatry. His role is to meet with donors to help them maximize gifting opportunities through strategic giving plans. Joe has over 20 years of experience as a community bank CEO, and 8 years as a stewardship pastor.

405-819-2063
jwilliams@thesignatry.com

Joe Williams

Evan Lange

Vice President of Gift Planning / J.D.

Evan Lange serves as the Vice President of Gift Planning for The Signatry. He works closely with financial advisors, attorneys, and business owners to develop strategies to minimize tax liability and maximize charitable giving. Evan is a licensed attorney and practiced law at top firms in Kansas City prior to joining The Signatry.

913-538-7843
elange@thesignatry.com

Evan Lange

Wendy Rogers

Vice President, National Relationship Management

Wendy Rogers serves as Vice President, National Relationship Management. Wendy works with donors to build their family legacy by connecting them with creative giving solutions. As a third-generation family business owner and corporate director with 25 years of experience, Wendy brings special insight to family businesses on how to facilitate stewardship.

404-290-4852
wrogers@thesignatry.com

Wendy Rogers

Scott Lewis

Vice President, National Relationship Management

Scott Lewis serves as Vice President, National Relationship Management with an emphasis on the West Coast. Applying over 35 years of entrepreneurial experience in business and missions, he works closely with donors and ministries bringing strategic insights to the multitude of opportunities available for maximizing their shared goals of fulfilling the Great Commission. 

615-478-3574
slewis@thesignatry.com

Scott Lewis

Ben Bell

President, Southwest Region

Ben Bell is President of the Southwest Region of The Signatry.  His role is to work with donors to encourage radical biblical generosity through simple and complex gifting strategies.  Ben was a COO/CFO for family-owned firms for over 25 years, most recently serving as Managing Member of an investment advisor.

214-707-6668
bbell@thesignatry.com

Ben Bell

Larry Scott

Senior Vice President & Corporate Counsel / J.D.

704-904-9200
lscott@thesignatry.com

Larry Scott

Christopher Stewart

Vice President and General Counsel / J.D.

Chris Stewart serves as Vice President & General Counsel for The Signatry. He is responsible for the overall legal affairs of The Signatry, including advising on strategy, governance, operations and transactional matters. Previously, Chris was a partner in the corporate and M&A department of a large Kansas City law firm.

913-538-7847
cstewart@thesignatry.com

Christopher Stewart

Lucas Cherry

Vice President of Finance & Operations/ MBA, CPA

Lucas Cherry is the Vice President of Finance & Operations for The Signatry. He serves the foundation and its donors by managing day-to-day financial activities, and is a part of developing and implementing strategic and operational initiatives. Lucas is a licensed CPA with over 8 years of experience in financing.

913-538-7842
lcherry@thesignatry.com

Lucas Cherry

Kim Harris

Vice President of Donor Care

Kim Harris serves as Vice President of Donor Care for The Signatry. She spends her time connecting generous donors with grants to support the charities they’re most passionate about. Kim is a dedicated customer service manager, with over 25 years of experience in developing exceptional account relationships throughout her career.

913-538-7845
kharris@thesignatry.com

Kim Harris

Sammy Fosah

Director of Accounting

Sammy Fosah serves as Director of Accounting for The Signatry. He is responsible for Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Internal Controls, and works directly with auditors. Sammy has worked in finance for over 10 years, is an affiliate of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, and is a qualified international CPA.

913-538-7846
sfosah@thesignatry.com

Sammy Fosah

Kristin Hammett

Director of Ministry Services

Kristin Hammett is the Director of Ministry Services for The Signatry. She partners with ministries to train, consult and equip them with fundraising solutions. Her passion is to help ministries connect God’s resources to His work. Kristin is an experienced development director and consultant with over 10 years in fundraising support.

913-553-2206
khammett@thesignatry.com

Kristin Hammett

Annika Bergen

Director of Communications

Annika Bergen serves as the Director of Communications at The Signatry. Her role is to develop and implement strategies across various communication platforms. Annika has over 7 years of experience in communication, and is a seasoned writer and editor.

913-538-7848
abergen@thesignatry.com

Annika Bergen

Colby Leseberg

Senior Accountant

Colby Leseberg serves as the Senior Accountant with The Signatry team. In his role, Colby handles the accounting processes required for complex assets under management with The Signatry. With over 8 years of experience in finance and accounting, Colby has worked on high level projects in the commercial real estate industry.

913-553-2208
cleseberg@thesignatry.com

Colby Leseberg

Aril Brizendine

Project Manager, Sales & Operations

Aril Brizendine serves as a Project Manager for The Signatry. Her role consists of event management, donor care, and providing administrative support to The Signatry team. Aril has worked in non-profit donor development for 10 years, including her experience as Project Manager at Museum of the Bible, prior to joining The Signatry.

913.538.7841
abrizendine@thesignatry.com

Aril Brizendine

Robin Kluge

Project Manager, Complex Asset and Legal

Robin Kluge is a project manager for the Complex Asset and Legal team. She assists with the complex asset gifting process and supports the General Counsel’s operations. Robin is a former teacher, as well as a licensed attorney with 16 years of experience.

913-538-7849
rkluge@thesignatry.com

Robin Kluge

Daniel Vanderhorst

Project Manager

Daniel Vanderhorst works as Project Manager for The Signatry. He handles the development of family legacy programs and works with Bill High, The Signatry CEO, on speaking engagements, curriculum, and web projects. Daniel has taught English overseas, served in ministry, and most recently worked in web and content development.

913-553-2209
dvanderhorst@thesignatry.com

Daniel Vanderhorst

Elizabeth Bickley

Donor Care Specialist, Fund Operations

Elizabeth serves as Fund Operations and Donor Care Specialist for The Signatry.  Her primary role is assisting donors and their advisors on setting up and managing their donor advised fund and separately managed accounts.  Elizabeth has served in customer service for insurance, investments and financial planning for over 20 years.

913-553-2204
ebickley@thesignatry.com

Elizabeth Bickley

Lesli Tyson

Donor Care Specialist

Lesli serves as a Donor Care Specialist for The Signatry. Her primary role is to assist donors with their funds and the causes they support. Lesli is a committed customer service manager and has served in various roles for over 26 years in donor relations, including working with major donors.

913-553-2205
ltyson@thesignatry.com

Lesli Tyson

Lauren Shoener

Donor Care Specialist

Lauren serves as a Donor Care Specialist for The Signatry. Her main role is assisting donors with their funds and the causes they support. Lauren has served in customer service and donor relations for over 14 years.

913-538-7836
lshoener@thesignatry.com

Lauren Shoener

Christine York

Office Administrator

Christine York serves as the Office Administrator for The Signatry. She assists The Signatry team through internal project support, managing office needs, and helping with questions from donors. Christine brings over 7 years of experience in administrative support with nonprofits and higher education institutions.

913-310-0279
cyork@thesignatry.com

Christine York

Jacquie Winter

Support Services Specialist

Jacquie Winter serves as the Support Services Specialist for The Signatry. Her primary role is to assist givers and provide administrative support to The Signatry team. Jacquie has worked for over 5 years in project and event management, including her experience as Event Manager for the Museum of the Bible, prior to joining the Signatry.

913-538-7836
jwinter@thesignatry.com

Jacquie Winter

Nikki Carlson

Financial Assistant

Nikki Carlson serves as Financial Assistant for The Signatry, assisting in accounts payable and accounting. Before joining The Signatry, Nikki gained her accounting knowledge while bookkeeping for a small product-development company, and she has over 10 years of experience in accounting.

913-538-7835
ncarlson@thesignatry.com

Nikki Carlson

Donna England

Assistant to the President

Donna England is the assistant to Steve French, President of The Signatry. Her role is to serve the president and others as needed, while devoting time to market research, event planning and coordination, and operational support. Donna is a former teacher, with over 16 years of experience teaching business classes.

615-406-9814
dengland@thesignatry.com

Donna England

Rhiannon Kreeger

Assistant to VP of Finance

Rhiannon Kreeger is the assistant to Lucas Cherry, VP of Finance & Operations. Her role is to serve the finance and legal teams through project management, record keeping, and scheduling. Rhiannon is an experienced operations manager with over 10 years supporting businesses.

913-538-7834
rkreeger@thesignatry.com

Rhiannon Kreeger

Abby Downing

Assistant to General Counsel

Abby Downing is the assistant to Christopher Stewart, VP & General Counsel. Her role is serve the legal team through operational support, record keeping, and scheduling. Abby has served in the nonprofit world previously as a church administrative assistant.

913-310-0279
adowning@thesignatry.com

Abby Downing

Jessica Winter

Director of Marketing

Jessica Winter serves as the Director of Marketing at The Signatry. Her role is to execute brand strategy and marketing initiatives across various platforms. Jessica has worked in communications for 8 years and has experience in leading and developing marketing strategies for a variety of non-profit organizations.

913-538-7838
jessica@thesignatry.com

Jessica Winter

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