Welcome From Our President

It is an honor for me to be able to serve as the 2019 President of the Mid-America Charitable Gift Planners, voted as National Association of Gift Planners Council of the Year for 2018! I am so excited to work with you, with our highly-energized and focused Board of Directors and all of the dedicated volunteer committee members that make this organization the rousing success that it has been for more than 30 years!

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Upcoming Events

Register For These Upcoming Events

Friday, November 8, 2019     7:30 – 9:00 AM
Stories from the Trenches

Thursday, November 14, 2019   5:00 – 7:00 PM
National Philanthropy Day Award Event

Wednesday, December 4, 2019      4:30 – 6:30 PM
Members and Their Guests Holiday Event at Kansas City Repertory Theatre

Save These 2020 Dates 

Thursday, January 23 7:30 – 9:00 AM(please note change of date and early start time)
7:45 Annual Meeting
8:00 All I Need to Know (About Gift Planning) I learned in Kindergarten

Friday, February 14, 2020    7:30 – 9:00 AM
Update on Economic Conditions and the Economic Well-Being of Consumers
with Kelly D. Edmiston – Senior Economist, Federal Reserve

Friday, March 13, 2020    7:30 – 9:00 AM
A Gift’s Journey from Donor’s Death to Charitable Recipient
with Jim Hart & Stephanie Smith – Attorneys at Law

Friday, April 10, 2020    7:30 – 9:00 AM
Current Trends in Congressional Legislation That Affects Charitable Giving
with Chris Hoyt – Professor of Law, UMKC School of Law

Friday, May 8, 2020    7:30 – 9:00 AM
Donor Case Studies: 2.0.
with Kirby Gould – Vice President, Christian Church Foundation

Thursday, June 11, 2020
Afternoon Social at City Union Mission

July 10

August 14

Friday, September 18, 2020
25th Building Blocks Conference

Keynote speaker: Dr. Russell James – Professor of Charitable Financial Planning, Texas Tech University

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The Mid-America Charitable Gift Planners (MACGP) is a nonprofit organization incorporated in 1988. MACGP was established to help local fund development professionals in the Kansas/Missouri region improve their charitable gift planning and management skills.

Our membership includes development professionals from a variety of academic, religious, health, cultural, social organizations as well as consultants such as attorneys, accountants, financial planners, trust administrators, investment specialists and insurance specialists.

MACGP promotes charitable planned giving, advances the education and professional expertise of MACGP members and encourages networking and peer-support among our members.

MACGP is a member of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning.

Remember Charity in Your Estate Plan!
Many people give generously during their lifetimes by making current cash gifts to their favorite charities such as religious organizations, schools, and nonprofit agencies. But many do not consider the possibility of including these organizations in their estate planning. Remembering charity in your will or other estate plan will help ensure the continued existence of the charities you’ve always supported. It can allow you to preserve and pass on your values and be remembered for what you gave rather than what you had.

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