Sheila A. Hard has over 30 years' experience in charitable gift planning. She began her career in the University of California system-wide Office of Development Policy and Administration, where she edited a policy and procedures manual. Her fundraising positions have included Associate Director of Planned Giving for UC Berkeley; Executive Director of the Episcopal Foundation of Northern California; Director of Planned Giving at California State University, Sacramento; and Director of Gift Planning at the University of New Mexico Foundation. She currently serves part-time as Senior Planned Giving Officer at the University of the Pacific (UoP). Sheila received her J.D. from UoP's McGeorge School of Law in 2009. While in law school she served as a consultant and wrote and produced an E-Bulletin aimed primarily at professional advisors.