“Why Utah Valley is the Sweet Spot for Qualified Charitable Distributions”

Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Time: 11:45am - 1:00pm
Location: Carrabbas Italian Grill, 683 E University Pkwy, Orem, UT
Speaker: Mike Johnson, Pillar Capital


This presentation will discuss Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCD)-  what is a QCD, who needs to use QCD's, why are they beneficial to investing and estate planning clients, and how you execute a QCD.

Mike Johnson, President, Pillar Capital

Mike Johnson is the president and founder of Pillar Capital.  Mike’s professional career has included varied roles: an analyst, portfolio manager, partner, and Investment Committee Chair for a regional wealth manager, and later a Regional VP for a large national wealth manager before founding Pillar Capital in 2010.  He was a founding trustee in The Foundation for the American West, a Utah based community foundation and now is President of the Utah Valley Estate Planning Council.    

Mike has a BS degree in accounting (1993) and an MBA with highest academic honors from Brigham Young University (2003).   Raised in Omaha Nebraska, he is the third of four children born to two academics.  As a teenager, Mike had a lawn business which paid for both college and a church mission.  He’s been a professional river guide and loves surfing and wake boarding.  Other interests and hobbies include church service, mountain biking, weight training, and spending quality time with his wife and four beautiful girls.

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