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!

My commitment to you is that we will work to provide top notch gift planning education, diverse networking as well as real leadership development opportunities. Our primary audience are professionals who have influence in the arena of gift planning. Some are Major Gift Officers, some, Planned Gift Officers, many are Trust Officers, Insurance Representatives, Estate Planning Attorneys, Financial Planners, and accountants. 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 gives wonderful opportunities for learning on both ends of the spectrum.

Our premier event is Building Blocks and will be held again this year on September 20. Save that date now, because no matter where you are at in your career, you will take something useful away from that learning day! Check back to this site often for updates on speakers and event details.

I look forward to seeing you at the next MACGP meeting! If you have interest in becoming more involved with us, please let me know! I would love to work with you!


Bill Riek
Assistant Director of Philanthropic Gift Planning
Children’s Mercy Hospital