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

Save the Date:

February 11, 2022  7:45 am – 9:00 am – Converting Complex Assets to Charitable Dollars with Corey Ziegler, Vice President & Counsel, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation

March 11, 2022 7:45 am – 9:00 am – Monthly Meeting and Program featuring a Panel Discussion on Navigating Delicate Conversations

April 8, 2022 7:45 am – 9:00 am – Monthly Meeting and Program – Diversity Equity and Inclusion in Charitable Gift Planning




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Annual Meeting Notice

The annual meeting of the members of the Mid-America Charitable Gift Planners will be held virtually on January 14, 2022 for the purpose of electing directors and for the transaction of such other business as may come before the meeting.  The January educational program follows.

Registration and Additional Information on the January Program Here

The Great Balancing Act: 

An Economic and Market Update

Presented by: Michael Filing, CFP, ChFC, CLU
Senior Vice President
UMB Bank

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