Jim Normandin has served as the President for Memorial Medical Center Foundation and the Vice President of Legacy Planning at Memorial Care Health System. He was intimately involved with the administration and investment management of Memorial’s gift annuity program, charitable remainder trust and endowments. He is co-founder, Executive Director, and a faculty member of The American Institute for Philanthropic Studies, an independent, public educational foundation devoted to increasing awareness, training, and participation of charitable gift planning professionals, as well as the legal, tax, and financial communities, in charitable giving. He has also served as a board member of the Murphy Family Foundation.
An Eagle Scout and graduate of California State University, Long Beach, Jim has been a platform speaker for the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners on multiple Planned Giving topics. He earned his bachelor’s degree in history in 1973. Involved in the community, he currently serves on the Board of the Long Beach Boys and Girls Club, Rancho Los Cerritos, and Farmers & Merchants Trust Company. He has served as a board member of the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, President of the Board of Directors of Casa Teresa, President of the Estate Planning and Trust Council of Long Beach, President of the Planned Giving Round Table of Orange County, and publisher and co-editor of "The Charitable Alternative," a newsletter for planning professionals. His memberships include the Orange Coast Estate Planning and Trust Council, and Planned Giving Roundtable of Orange County.