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 National Association of Charitable Gift Planners (CGP), formerly known as the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, 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.