What exactly is planned giving, and how does a planned gift differ from a normal donation? What types of planned gifts can one make? What types of benefits come from making a planned gift? These are the types of questions that James R. Huffines, Chairman of Southwestern Medical Foundation, tackles in this series of discussions with Randal Daugherty, Director of Planned Giving at Southwestern Medical Foundation and UT Southwestern.

Browse the collection of videos below to learn more about a topic: 

What is the CARES Act?

December 2020


What is the SECURE Act?

December 2020 


What does planned giving mean?

January 2021


What are the benefits of making a planned gift?

January 2021


How can you make an impact?

January 2021





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Randal Daugherty headshotSince 2000, Randy has served as Director of Planned Giving for Southwestern Medical Foundation and UT Southwestern Medical Center.  He works with donors to suggest bequest language to share with attorneys, establish charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts, utilize beneficiary designations for retirement plan accounts and explore gifts of other non-cash assets like real estate and life insurance.  After receiving a Masters of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt University, Randy began a career in development, working in higher education, the arts and in academic medicine.  He received the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy designation (CAP) through the American College of Financial Services.

To contact Randy Daugherty, please call (214) 648-3069 or email him at randal.daugherty@utsouthwestern.edu.