Christy Butler Eckoff
Chief Foundation Officer and Managing Director
Christy Butler Eckoff is the Chief Foundation Officer and Managing Director of Atlanta Jewish Foundation. Christy is an expert on charitable estate planning, gift planning, asset-based giving, laws surrounding nonprofits, private foundations, supporting organizations, donor-advised funds, and nonprofit taxation. Christy came to us after serving as managing director, philanthropic counsel at the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta. She previously served as senior director of gift planning at Georgia State University and practiced tax and fiduciary law.
Christy is past-president of the Georgia Planned Giving Council, past-president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Greater Atlanta chapter, and a member of the Junior League of Atlanta. Christy was a board member of AdNet (the Advancement Network for Community Foundations) and is currently on the board of the Atlanta Estate Planning Council, the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners (CGP), and the Association of Fundraising Professionals National PAC board. Christy co-leads the National Standards for Gift Planning Success taskforce of CGP. Christy graduated from Duke University, earned her J.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and LL.M. in Taxation at the University of Washington. Christy is a CFRE Certified Fundraising Executive and a CAP® Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy.