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This year’s event marks the 25th Anniversary of the Planned Giving Days Conference hosted by The National Capital Gift Planning Council (NCGPC). Join us as we commemorate and celebrate our past, imagine our future together, and embark on a journey towards making a difference — in our careers, our organizations, and our communities.

What started as a pilot effort of the Planned Giving Study Group of Washington, DC to unite and educate those involved in the gift planning process has become the premier conference serving gift planners and allied professionals in the mid-Atlantic region. Whether you are a new development officer or a seasoned fundraiser, we encourage you to attend, to share your stories and to discover a renewed sense of purpose and commitment. You will leave with bold ideas and proven tactics to ignite, inspire and influence your donors, volunteers and colleagues. We also encourage estate attorneys, financial planners, wealth managers with a charitable focus as well as marketers and consultants to join us as we strengthen the partnerships necessary to advance our profession.

To our members, volunteers, speakers, sponsors and especially our original Planned Giving Study Group members and Distinguished Service Award recipients, this event would be impossible without your confidence, participation and support. Thank you! Our keynote speaker John Trybus said, “Human beings are the patchwork quilt of stories that make up an organization.” Because of you, NCGPC’s story is one of growth and success.

For those of you attending for the first time, perhaps on a scholarship or at the invitation of a colleague, I urge you to get involved and stay involved. NCGPC is a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing and promoting charitable gift planning. We offer year-round educational programming to enhance professional development, provide networking opportunities and promote cooperation among the many disciplines that are involved in the charitable gift planning process. I hope you will use this opportunity to increase your knowledge, expand your resources, and learn from the very best in our profession. Your story begins here and now.

Nikki Peters
Gift Planning Officer – The Nature Conservancy

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