Welcome From Our President

As I take over a growing organization that has benefited from the efforts and contributions of so many, I want to recognize past presidents of MACGP along with so many tireless volunteers and donors. As we enter 2020, I offer my gratitude to our board and my predecessor for building on this foundation with membership growth at its highest levels along with a healthy mix of programs, diverse networking events, and the very popular Building Blocks program. We also co-sponsored for the first time a Philanthropy Partnership Award with AFP on National Philanthropy Day.

This year we planned on holding the first Planned Giving 101 Program on April 30 from 8:30am to 1pm.  Due to COVID-19, that has been reschedule for April 29, 2021.

I also want to offer a special sincere thank you to our sponsors who have enabled MACGP to expand its programs and events and raise the profile of the organization.

My commitment to the community is that we will work to provide top-notch gift planning education, diverse networking as well as real leadership development opportunities. I would like to urge members to volunteer on one of our committees so that you may contribute your talents and develop as a professional in the process.

Our primary audience are professionals who have influence in the arena of gift planning. Some of our members have no experience in gift planning, but want to learn more, while others have been in the field for more than 40 years!! This diverse audience gives wonderful opportunities for learning across the board and promotes collaboration that leads to the best planning.

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Upcoming Events


December 10, 2020
Holiday Event for MACGP Members with the Kansas City Symphony
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January 8, 2021
U.S. National Outlook & Insight from COVID-19 and Annual Meeting
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February 12, 2021 –  How to Get Your Board on Board with Planned Giving

March 12, 2021 – The Game Plan: How to Frame the Planned Giving Conversation

April 9, 2021 – How to Market Planned Giving

April 29, 2021 – Planned Giving 101 Conference

May 14, 2021 – Gifts of Land

September 10, 2021 – Building Blocks Annual Conference




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National Philanthropy Day – Legacy Giving Partnership Awardees

Pam MIller Michael CummingsPamela Miller and Michael Cummings are a philanthropic power house. Pam is a retired philanthropy professional having previously worked for Children’s Mercy, PKD Foundation, William Jewel College, Rockhurst University, and the KU Endowment. Mike is a renowned architect specializing in movie theater design. Together with Aspyre Wealth Partners, Dysart Taylor Cotter McMonigle & Montemore and Country Club Trust Company, Pam and Mike have established a unique fund at Children’s Mercy to benefit the continuing education of development professionals. The Pamela Miller and Michael Cummings Endowed Scholarship in Philanthropy is a blend of annual giving and an estate gift is ready to be used for Children’s Mercy staff to attend education seminars, conferences, etc.

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