Charles Fischer has been an intense fan of the Ducks and season ticket holder for over 34 years, and has written reports about the football team on numerous internet football boards/blogs for over 23 years. Known as “Mr. FishDuck” on those boards, he is acknowledged for providing intense detail in his scrimmage reports and in his Xs and Os play analyses.
In the summer of 2010, he was the first of any Oregon Sports Media to correctly and precisely identify and announce the new Oregon Hybrid 3-4 Phillips One-Gap Defense. (With Zone Blitz Packages) In summer of 2011 saw another first from Mr. FishDuck: the creation of over 50 in-depth explanation videos of the core formations, plays and strategies of the Oregon Spread Offense, thus providing an important resource for Oregon fans. (Viewed 1.9 million times and counting)
His Oregon football website, FishDuck, resides in the Top 1% in the World among all active websites globally for pages read per month. His promise to the visitors of the site of No Trolls-Allowed discussions has created a very special community among Oregon fans who post about all things Ducks and enjoy learning more from each other.
He was a Financial Advisor for 36 years who now focuses full-time on workshops presented to churches and charities showing retired people how to leave Charitable Planned Gifts for their favorite organizations. He has set up millions of dollars in Planned Gifts for Non-Profits by using strategies with a donor’s investments, insurance vehicles, or IRAs which frequently are much more effective and simpler than the usual approach of a bequest through a will/trust, charitable gift annuities or charitable trusts.
Charles has created a team of firms that create, implement, monitor and service Charitable Planned Gifts through the US Charitable Planned Giving Group and is aligned with AFG Brokerage. He has also added a second workshop for churches helping Christians learn how to complete an Oregon Advance Directive correctly (which deals with End-of-Life Decisions) while staying true to their faith.
He has been active in Church Leadership over the years as he served on Finance Committees, Administrative Councils, Parish Councils, and as Director of Development for over a dozen years. He has had experience running Stewardship Campaigns, Capital Campaigns for Building Projects, as well as setting up Planned Gifts for churches and other charities. He also led two groups in forming Foundations to support those churches, thus he has had extensive familiarity in dealing with the Church/Charity Finance issues that we all contend with.
He and his wife Lois, have one daughter, Christine, and reside in Eugene, Oregon. Between his many workshops each year for charities, and staying well versed in his interest of College Football with FishDuck—Charles maintains a full schedule.
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Workshops Presented to Churches and Charities:
St. Vincent de Paul, Eugene, Oregon
Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church, Sunnyvale, California
Los Altos United Methodist Church, Los Altos, California
Rivera Baptist Church, Eugene, Oregon
St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Eugene, Oregon
St. Mary Catholic Church, Eugene, Oregon
Above are just a few examples of all the churches and non-profits Charles has worked with in three states over 20 years.