Christopher Benczkowski

Director of Estate and Gift Planning

Regions covered:  Wisconsin, Western Michigan (counties of Alcona, Alger, Allegan, Alpena, Antrim, Baraga, Barry, Benzie, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Chippewa, Clinton, Crawford, Delta, Dickinson, Eaton, Emmet, Gogebic, Grand, Traverse, Houghton, Ingham, Ionia, Iron, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kalkaska, Kent, Keweenaw, Lake, Leelanau, Luce, Mackinac, Manistee, Marquette, Mason, Mecosta, Menominee, Missaukee, Montcalm, Montmorency, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Ontonagon, Osceola, Oscoda, Otsego, Ottawa, Presque Isle, Roscommon, St. Joseph, Schoolcraft, Van Buren, and Wexford), and Minnesota (Counties of Aitkin, Anoka, Benton, Carleton, Carver, Cass, Chisago, Cook, Crow Wing, Dakota, Goodhue, Hennepin, Isanti, Itasca, Kanabec, Koochiching, La Sueur, Lake, McCleod, Meeker, Mille Lac, Morrison, Nicollet, Pine, Ramsey, Renville, Rice Scott, Sherburne, Sibley, St. Louis, Stearns, Wabasha, Washington, and Wright)


Chris Benczkowski is the Director of Estate and Gift Planning based out of the Grand Rapids office.  As a Planned Giving Officer, Chris gets to work with donors interested in combining their desire to give to charity with their overall financial, tax, and estate planning goals. Chris reminds his donors that their planned gift gives them a special connection with the Society and those gifts will help those touched by cancer— now and for years to come.

Chris came to ACS from an estate planning and financial services company located on East side of the state, where he served as the Director of Marketing and Sales as well as an independent financial advisor. Chris first became licensed as a financial advisor in 2001 and focused his practice on estate and tax planning. Chris now brings his talents to the American Cancer Society where he takes his fight against cancer to a personal level on behalf of his Mom, a breast cancer survivor. 

A graduate of Michigan State University, Chris is actively involved in a number of West Michigan estate planning councils and charities. Chris, his wife Allison and their children, Max and Charlotte (Charlie), live in Hudsonville, MI. 

For more information about Planned Giving, call 1-800-227-1885.  

To contact this Director of Estate and Gift Planning, please email christopher.benczkowski@cancer.org.