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.

Our premier event is Building Blocks and will be held again this year on Friday, September 18 featuring the well-known and talented professional, Dr. Russell James. Save the date now, because no matter where you are at in your career, you will take something useful away from that learning day!

I am looking forward to stepping in to serve you as the MACGP president by seizing the momentum and making sure that we come together to inspire and equip our community to increase the quantity and quality of charitable planned gifts to non profit organizations. If you have interest in becoming more involved with us, please let me know! And if you and I have not had the privilege to meet, please send me a note.

Finally, what we have with MACGP is truly special, so I would ask you to invite at least two guests this year who may attend for free. I would not be writing this welcome letter if I was not once invited as a guest. Please share the value and camaraderie of this organization with others you know.