Welcome to Cogent Giving


mid 17th century: from Latin cogent- ‘compelling’, from the verb cogere, from co- ‘together’ + agere‘drive’.

Are you interested in charitable giving for the greatest impact? Cogent Giving for Conservation can help you define your vision and values and turn that into a thoughtful giving strategy.

I advise individuals and family foundations on their charitable giving for conservation in Wisconsin. Together we can move your love for Wisconsin’s into meaningful choices and practical actions that make a difference.

Ruth Oppedahl