JOE THIEGS, J.D., FCEP
VICE PRESIDENT

2016

Located In
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Partners Located In
Minnesota

Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1999

  • Northwestern University, B.A., Sociology (Thesis with Distinction) and Political Science, 1996

Memberships & Associations

  • National Association of Charitable Gift Planners, 2005-Present
  • Minnesota Planned Giving Council:
    • Board of Directors, 2008-2013
    • Member, 2005-Present
    • Conference Committee Sponsorship Director, 2006-2007
    • Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair, 2010-2013
    • Brisk Walk Committee, 2014-2017
  • Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) Probate & Trust Law Section:
    • Governing Council, 2009-2015
    • Member, 2000-Present
    • Legislation Committee, 2007-2012
  • Greater Public Legacy Leaders, Founder/Facilitator, 2016-Present
  • Minnesota Orchestra’s Crescendo Project, Board Member
  • Citizen’s League, Development Committee
  • Fellow in Charitable Estate Planning (FCEP), Charitable Estate Planning Institute

Experience

  • Minnesota Public Radio, American Public Media, Planned Giving Director and Senior Planned Giving Officer, 2012-Present
  • University of Minnesota Law School, Associate Director of Advancement, 2009-2012

  • University of Minnesota Foundation, Planned Giving Officer, 2005-2009

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Attorney, 2000-2005

JOE THIEGS, J.D., FCEP
VICE PRESIDENT

Joe enjoys helping couples and individuals put together plans in line with their values that give them financial peace of mind, provide for their families, and make the world a better place through the nonprofits they often support.

Joe also currently serves as the Planned Giving Director at Minnesota Public Radio and American Public Media in St. Paul, Minnesota.  He is active in his local community, spending several years on numerous boards and committees.  He is a regular presenter for Minnesota Planned Giving Council, including its ‘Brisk Walk Through the Basics’ planned giving training program.  He also co-founded Stage of Life® (stageoflife.com) and is President and owner of the consulting firm GENEROWORKS LLC.

Joe lives in Minneapolis with his wife Lisa and three kids.  In addition to his family, he loves people, music, cooking, wine and beer, sports, reading, learning, camping and hiking, being on the water, photography, games, humor, and anything having to do with the great state of Minnesota.