The Saint Louis Council of Charitable Gift Planners (SLCCGP) exists to facilitate charitable gift planning and enhance its value to donors and recipients.
The SLCCGP is one of 108 chapter affiliates of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners (CGP) and is made of up of individual members engaged in philanthropy and charitable gift planning as non-profit professionals or in for-profit fields such as trust officers, investment officers, insurance agents, attorneys, and other professionals.
The Council promotes charitable gift planning by facilitating, coordinating, and encouraging the education of the planned giving community through practical, useful presentations that directly benefit all types of fundraisers, consultants, and wealth advisors.
The SLCCGP and CGP provide an organized voice for raising consciousness about planned giving among non-profit professionals, donors, professional advisors, and legislative bodies. This professional association presents a forum for encouraging ethical gift planning through education and adherence to The Model Standards of Practice for Charitable Gift Planners.
The SLCCGP presents monthly educational luncheon programs September through May with nationally recognized speakers providing frequent, economical opportunities for professional education and personal development for members, ranging from beginners to persons with many years of experience.
First presented in June 2009, the SLCCGP Annual Conference is a premier opportunity for non-profit leaders, gift planners, and estate and financial planning professionals to participate in an intensive educational summit. The Annual Conference is a full day of educational sessions with top experts in charitable gift planning and networking with colleagues throughout the region.
Since 2003, the Saint Louis Council of Charitable Gift Planners has recognized a past or current member of the Council with the Founder’s Award. This “life-time achievement” award is intended to acknowledge and celebrate a member, who through leadership in the promotion and support of planned giving, best reflects the spirit of professionalism, fellowship, and community service found in the Council’s original “founder’s” who, in the 1970s, first organized monthly meetings of planned giving professionals. The Founder’s Award is the highest award offered by the Saint Louis Council of Charitable Gift Planners.
The Saint Louis Council of Charitable Gift Planners, in partnership with YouthBridge Community Foundation, present the Saint Louis Legacy Awards to recognize the crucial interaction between donor, advisor, and non-profit necessary in creating a charitable planned gift. The annual Saint Louis Legacy Awards highlight the charitable cooperation and collaboration that results in truly unique and inspirational charitable giving throughout the St. Louis region.