Our Approach

Our Story

Our Story

In 2005, Mr. Olin T. Wiley, President & CEO of Wiley & Associates, in association with Meharry Medical College, received a mini-grant from the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO) which enabled the PAL Project to form. The PAL project originally proposed to help address the need for Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) to increase their level of long-term support from alumni and friends. One innovative method discussed was the institutionalization of planned giving into the development process with a particular emphasis on values-based charitable estate planning.

Meet the Team

Olin T. Wiley
President & Founder
Philanthropy and Leadership Project

Carlos Ingram Investment   Advisor Representative Silver Oak Securities

Special Advisors To The PAL Project

Dr. Jimmy R. Jenkins Sr.
Livingstone College




Dr. James R. Gavin III
Healing Our Village, Inc.