ABOUT EFFECTUAL GIVING
Bradford B. Gornto, Esq., LL.M
Founder and President
A lifelong Floridian, Brad Gornto is the President and Founder of Effectual Giving, LLC, which is a consulting firm that assists charitable organizations and philanthropic families across the country in the actual implementation of all forms of effective planning giving solutions, including the iCLAT. Brad also has practiced law in Florida for 17 years in the areas of estate planning, business law, probate and trust administration, charitable planning and income tax planning.
Brad earned his Bachelor's Degree in Marketing from Florida State University in 1995, his Law Degree (J.D.) from the University of Florida College of Law in 1998, and his Masters of Laws in Taxation (LL.M) from the University of Miami School of Law in 2000. Importantly, during his 2nd and 3rd year of law school at UF Brad had the providential opportunity to work with the Sr. Gift Planning Team at The University of Florida Foundation, Inc. Brad had the privilege of learning from experienced planned giving experts on the charity's side of the table - prior to becoming an attorney. This gave Brad a strong understanding of the specialized field of charitable planned giving which is simply not taught in law school, along with a unique additional perspective to carryover into his law practice.
As part of his estate planning practice, Brad has counseled 100's of high net-worth individuals and families over the years. Unlike many estate planning attorneys who tend to avoid in depth charitable planning discussions, Brad intentionally explores both the tax and non-tax benefits of charitable planning with nearly all of his clients.
Brad’s current volunteer service includes being: (i) a member of the Florida State University Foundation, Inc. Planned Giving Advisory Council in Tallahassee, Florida; (ii) a development advisor for the C.S. Lewis College Foundation, Inc. and The C.S. Lewis Study Center based in Northfield, Massachusetts; (iii) the Vice-President (Immediate Past President) and member of the Board of Directors for The Charitable Gift Planners of Central Florida. Brad is a past President of the Estate Planning Council of the Fun Coast, Inc. (Volusia, Flagler and St. John’s Counties) and past Board Member and Secretary of The Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida, Inc.. in Orlando, Florida. Brad is also an active member of his local church and regularly volunteers with various Christian ministries. Brad is happily married to his wife of 17 years, Cindy, and together they are raising their 4 children, Bryce, Owen, Joel & Daisy Grace.