MICHAEL GEIS, CFRE, FCEP, FAHP
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

2008

Located In
Omaha, Nebraska

Partners Located In
Nebraska
Minnesota
Missouri

Education

  • University of Nebraska-Kearney, M.S., Educational Psychology, 1980

  • University of Nebraska-Kearney, B.A., Special Education, 1975

Memberships & Associations

  • National Association of Charitable Gift Planners
  • Charitable Gift Planners of Nebraska
  • Omaha Estate Planning Council
  • Association for Healthcare Philanthropy
  • Fellow in Charitable Estate Planning (FCEP), Charitable Estate Planning Institute

Experience

  • The Geis Group, President & Founder, 2008-Present
  • Nebraska Medical Center, Executive Director, Office of Development and Chief Development Officer, 2004-2008

  • Omaha Children’s Hospital Foundation, President, 1999-2004

  • Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation, CEO, 1996-1999
  • Bethphage Mission/Mosaic, Started in housekeeping/direct care and progressed to COO, ultimately, President of Bethphage Foundation, 1973-1996

MICHAEL GEIS, CFRE, FCEP, FAHP
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

Michael Geis has labored more than 40 years in services devoted to nonprofit management and fund development.  He has distinguished himself as a specialist in “relationship” oriented fundraising and an expert in structuring “blended” gifts involving current and future gift components.  His leadership and engagement in various fundraising initiatives has resulted in nearly $500 million for various nonprofits.

Michael has served a national clientele of nonprofit organizations in a wide array of “capacity building” endeavors including development audits, feasibility studies, non-traditional funding strategies and capital campaign management. 

Michael is the recipient of the J. Robert Sandberg Award in recognition of his noble and distinctive services to the planned giving profession.  He has achieved the distinction of Fellow from the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, a professional certification entrusted to less than 100 professionals worldwide, which recognizes individual professional distinction earned through dedication and continual self-advancement.

He is a lifetime resident of Nebraska and currently resides with his wife Ginny in Omaha.  Together, they have three adult children and six grandchildren.