Established in 1992 as a forum for the exchange of ideas and information about charitable planned giving. From its initial core of 15 planned giving officers and allied professionals, the group has grown to approximately one hundred members.
The group provides the opportunity for members to gather and learn from each other and from guest speakers at four events each year, including three luncheon programs and the Signature Series event. Past speakers include both local and national experts in their fields. In addition to these outstanding educational programs, VGPC also has several members socials which provide excellent networking opportunities for members and guests.
VGPC is an affiliated council of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning (formerly the National Committee on Planned Giving or NCPG), which serves as the professional association for members whose work includes developing, marketing, and administering charitable planned gifts. Benefits of membership include programs and publications that are shaping the future of gift planning. The Partnership for Philanthropic Planning is supported by 128 local councils and over 10,000 individual and council members, as well as charities, associations and business organizations that support the mission of charitable giving made most meaningful.
Membership Benefits 2017-18
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Voting membership is open to any individual who (a) is a development officer, fundraising professional, director, trustee, or volunteer with a tax-exempt organization described in Section 501 (c) (3) of the IRS Code, or is an accountant, lawyer, life underwriter, realtor, trust officer, or other professional advisor working directly with planned giving, and (b) is likely to contribute to the purposes of Virginia Gift Planning Council (VGPC)
Membership fees for 2017-18:
- $285 Membership Fee includes dues, Signature Series day-long conference, 3 luncheon programs, and 3 member social events.
- Membership is by individual (not organization) and is non-transferable.
- Membership Year is July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.
As a member of VGPC, you can join the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners (CGP), formerly known as the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning (PPP) , gaining access to CGP’s seminars and services. Membership in CGP includes the following:
- CGP annual conference fee discount ($200)
- Subscription to monthly CGP newsletter
- Syllabus for Gift Planners (a continuing education guide).
- 20% discount off publications.