Welcome From Our 2021 President

There is an old saying that goes “hindsight is 20/20“.  As Mid America Charitable Gift Planners moves into 2021, we should be proud of our agility and ability to adapt to a world that was quite unimaginable one year ago.  The strength of this organization was put to the test in 2020 and we persevered.  We are not surprised by this outcome; it was aided only by the commitment of each member to pursue the value of our organization.  Mid-America Charitable Gift Planners was built by a legion of professionals who led the way in our industry and have navigated an ever-changing environment, developed relationships across professions to help each donor put together their best philanthropic plan.

Though 2021 may still look a little different we hope to begin meeting in person when it is safe to do so.  None-the-less, we have proven that our work can be done virtually. We still benefit from the support of each other whether it be through a Zoom meeting or in person.

I want to extend a special thank you to our generous sponsors. Your financial support brings quality programming and incredible networking opportunities to our members.  To our Board of Directors, thank you, for continuing to volunteer your time and resources to this organization, your dedication is unparalleled.  Lastly, to each member: you are the heart of this organization, and truly what makes MACGP great.  Please, share this experience with your colleagues, invite a friend and make 2021 the best year for you and our organization yet.


Kristin M. Shore

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Upcoming Events

No Meeting in June

July 15 – America is a Given Place – Special Lunch Program – Webinar
Speaker:  Ron Brown
Register today

August 13 – Charitable Gift Planning Standards
peaker:  Nathan Stelter
Register today

Save the Date
September 17 – Building Blocks Annual Conference
More Information Coming Soon

October 15 – Please Note Change of Date – Topic to be Announced Soon

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MACGP Scholarship for September 2021 – July 2022

Open to all nonprofit and allied professionals seeking to further their scope of understanding in the field of Gift Planning. Up to 3 scholarships will be given with the following benefits.

  • Membership in MACGP for one year. Value: $150
  • Mentorship Program New this year. Value: Invaluable.
  • The James Cole Building Blocks Scholarship. Value: $125
  • PG 101. Value: $30

The Pamela Miller and Michael Cummings
CGP National Conference Scholarship

This scholarship is for current members and has a maximum value of $2000.  It  is intended for small nonprofit professionals, small-shop/independent allied professionals, or fundraising/allied professionals new to the field of planned giving.  Previous recipients are not eligible to apply.

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