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About Crescendo Interactive

About Us

Crescendo Interactive, Inc. is the largest provider of gift planning and blended gifts marketing solutions. Founded in 1984 and based in Camarillo, California, we are the preferred service provider among colleges, universities, healthcare organizations, social service institutions, faith organizations, professional advisors and other nonprofit organizations.

As a single vendor solution, Crescendo's products are designed, built and supported by a staff of in-house technical, legal, design, marketing and multimedia specialists to meet all of your needs.

President & CEO Charles Schultz has been actively involved in the field of planned giving for more than three decades. Crescendo grew out of his desire to encourage philanthropy by providing tools to help charities serve donors and close major and planned gifts.

At Crescendo, our mission is to provide you with comprehensive and flexible solutions to effectively market and close planned gifts. Crescendo's solutions have a proven track record of results to help meet your organization's goals and increase your gifts:

  • Mobile-friendly websites
  • Email campaigns
  • Royalty-free literature
  • Custom videos
  • Content management system
  • Proposal Software
  • Web to print
  • Donor analytics
  • Gift calculators
  • Social media content
  • Gift Agreements
  • And more!

Integrated Marketing Services

If you have any questions about our products or would like to request a free demonstration, please call us at 800-858-9154 or email one of our regional representatives below.

NORTH EASTERN REGION

Helen Stevens
Helen Stevens
Integrated Marketing Specialist

Helen Stevens

Helen provides education and marketing expertise to users of the GiftLegacy emarketing system. She teaches marketing seminars where she shares best practices for the Internet and planned gifts marketing, and speaks at regional planned gifts conferences. Prior to joining Crescendo, Helen worked in development at Pepperdine University. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts from Pepperdine University.

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Sara Martinez
Sara Martinez
Senior Integrated Marketing Coordinator

Sara Martinez

Sara assists GiftLegacy subscribers and provides technical support for Crescendo's emarketing program. Before joining Crescendo, Sara worked in marketing and project management roles. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of Arizona and her MBA from California Lutheran University.

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SOUTH EASTERN REGION

Catherine Spear
Catherine Spear
Integrated Marketing Specialist

Catherine Spear

Catherine conducts presentations, supports client services and speaks at conferences and seminars on planned giving marketing. Before Crescendo, Catherine worked in marketing and public relations for several Arizona businesses. She holds an active Arizona Real Estate Salesperson License. Catherine also served on the board of the Valley of the Sun Active 20-30 Club, supporting children's charities in the Phoenix area. Catherine received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University.

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Jennifer Robinson
Jennifer Robinson
Integrated Marketing Coordinator

Jennifer Robinson

Jennifer assists GiftLegacy subscribers and provides technical support for Crescendo's emarketing program. Before joining Crescendo, Jennifer worked in communications and public relations roles. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with an emphasis in Marketing and Public Relations from California Lutheran University.

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MOUNTAIN REGION

Sandra Henningsen
Sandra Henningsen, CGPA
Assistant Vice President, Integrated Marketing

Sandra Henningsen, CGPA

Sandra joined Crescendo in 1992 to oversee our customer service program for planned giving professionals. Sandra currently speaks nationally, teaches seminars and provides education related to the GiftLegacy emarketing system. She received a degree in Education from South Dakota State University and graduated in the first gift college class as a Certified Gift Planning Associate (CGPA). Sandra is active on a leadership board and a committee at her church.

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Elise Hoffman
Elise Hoffman
Integrated Marketing Coordinator

Elise Hoffman

Elise joined the Crescendo staff to assist GiftLegacy subscribers and provide technical support for Crescendo's emarketing program. Before joining Crescendo, Elise worked in business. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from California State University, Channel Islands.

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CENTRAL REGION

Tyler Bacon
Tyler Bacon
Assistant Vice President, Integrated Marketing

Tyler Bacon

Tyler conducts presentations on emarketing, wills and CGA campaigns at different conferences and seminars. Prior to joining Crescendo, Tyler worked in sales, marketing and management with several California-based corporations. He has a Business Management degree from Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, PA. Tyler volunteers at Moorpark Community College as an Assistant Coach for the Women's Basketball team. He also enjoys helping with fundraising events and projects within his church.

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Emily Anderson
Emily Anderson
Integrated Marketing Coordinator

Emily Anderson

Emily assists GiftLegacy subscribers and provides technical support for Crescendo's emarketing program. Before joining Crescendo, Emily worked in marketing. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from California Lutheran University.

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WESTERN REGION

Molly Martin
Molly Martin
Integrated Marketing Specialist

Molly Martin

Molly conducts presentations, assists GiftLegacy subscribers and provides technical support for Crescendo's emarketing program. Before joining Crescendo, Molly was the Director of Alumni Outreach at the University of Oklahoma. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism (Public Relations) from the University of Oklahoma.

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Emma Olivas
Emma Olivas
Integrated Marketing Coordinator

Emma Olivas

Emma assists GiftLegacy subscribers and provides technical support for Crescendo's emarketing program. Before joining Crescendo, Emma worked in communications and social media management roles at several charities. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from California Lutheran University.

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Legal Services

If you have any questions about different gift types (stocks and bonds, real estate, retirement assets, cash and insurance) as well as any legal or tax matters, please contact one of our attorneys below.

Tim Boone
Tim Boone, JD
Vice President

Tim Boone, JD

Tim is responsible for client education and customer support for Crescendo's software services. In addition, he writes weekly articles for Crescendo publications and teaches at Crescendo seminars. He graduated from CSU Stanislaus with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, and from Liberty University School of Law where he served as Symposium Editor of the Law Review and Chaplain of the Student Body Association.

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Charles Van Patten
Charles Van Patten, JD
Assistant Vice President

Charles Van Patten, JD

Charlie's responsibilities include client education and customer support for Crescendo's software services. He teaches at seminars and produces weekly content for Crescendo's publications. Charlie came to Crescendo after spending time in private practice. He holds a B.S. from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia and received his J.D. from Liberty University School of Law where he served on the Student Bar Association. He is a member of the South Carolina Bar and the Virginia State Bar.

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Brooke Eades
Brooke Eades, JD
Staff Attorney

Brooke Eades, JD

Brooke is an attorney on Crescendo's legal team. Brooke is responsible for client education and customer support. Additionally, Brooke teaches at seminars and provides content for Crescendo's publications. Brooke graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Cum Laude from Pepperdine University School of Law. She is a member of the California State Bar.

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Please visit our client section for success stories of some of the many organizations we serve.

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