Carl A. Wayne, J.D.

Carl specializes in charitable estate planning utilizing contributions of appreciated non-cash assets, such as real estate, stocks, mutual funds, life insurance, etc., to fund bequests, donor-advised funds, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder and lead trusts.

Based in Los Angeles, California, and responsible for covering ten western states, Carl’s focus is creating awareness of the important mission of American Heart Association by nurturing relationships with wealth advisors and estate planning attorneys as a knowledgeable resource of charitable giving, income and tax planning strategies for clients who are philanthropically inclined and want to fund solutions.

Prior to joining American Heart Association, Carl worked in higher education fundraising at UCLA, California State University, Long Beach, United Negro College Fund and also practiced law. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from UCLA and a Juris Doctorate from University of West Los Angeles School of Law. He is an active member of State Bar of California, and several estate planning councils. He is also an active member of Financial Planning Association (FPA) and was recently elected to serve on FPA National Board of Directors for a three-year term (2020-2022).

In his free time, he enjoys walking, biking, reading, movies, cooking, and perusing vintage bookstores while traveling his assigned territory

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