Our two-day event offers a variety of learning and networking opportunities. When you join us at PG Days, you can attend:

Planned Giving Days 2020 Schedule


Tuesday, June 2, 2020

7:30 - 8:30 amRegistration & Breakfast
8:30 - 9:00 amWelcome
9:00 - 11:30 amKeynote Presentation & Panel
12:00 pm - 1:15 pmNetworking Luncheon, Distinguished Service Award & Annual Meeting
1:30 - 2:30 pmConcurrent Session One
2:45 - 3:45 pmConcurrent Session Two
3:45 - 4:15 pmNetworking Break & Door Prizes
4:15 - 5:15 pmConcurrent Session Three
5:15 - 6:30 pmReception

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

7:30 - 8:30 amRegistration & Breakfast
8:30 - 10:15 amRoundtable Discussions
10:15 - 10:30 amNetworking Break & Door Prizes
10:45 - 11:45 amConcurrent Session Four
12:00 - 1:00 pmConcurrent Session Five
1:00 pmConference Adjourns

Announcing our Keynote Speaker for the
28th Annual Planned Giving Days Conference

Tia J. Graham, JD, Senior Director, Gift Planning, PBS Foundation

Diversity in Philanthropy: Are You Stranded in a Donation Desert?
Tuesday, June 2, 2020

“We know we need to do better but honestly don’t know how!”
This is a common organizational response to the question about diversity in philanthropy. Nearly three-fourths of donors today are non-Hispanic whites, despite the fact that whites make up only 64 percent of the population. If the discipline of gift planning is to thrive, we must recognize and respond to these demographic shifts. By preparing your organization today for a changing constituency, you are sure to see a rise in donations as opposed to seeing them dry up.

To this point, this conversation will delve into the giving motivations and behaviors of people of color. These findings will be followed by shared recommendations for engaging and involving diverse populations in your organization’s mission. Diversity in our profession will also stand front and center. Together, we will explore solutions for closing the opportunity gap often encountered by minority development professionals.

This thought-provoking session will help you gain deeper insights into and dispel misperceptions about philanthropy as it relates to communities of color. You will also learn how to become an ally in the cause of diversity and how to leverage your personal influence to realize positive change. Finally, you will develop skills that will help you expand your donor base, raise more money, and sustain your mission for many years to come.

Join us as we prepare for the cultural changes impacting philanthropy. Replace honest feelings of uncertainty with empowerment. It’s not too late to turn your organization and its philanthropy into a multi-cultural oasis!

Are You a First-Timer?

When planning to attend the conference, here are key items to remember:

  • Breakfast is served–both days–from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
  • There’s a seated luncheon on Tuesday that is included in your registration fee. We’ll announce the Distinguished Service Award Winner during this session and also conduct our Annual Business Meeting.
  • On Tuesday evening, stay for our reception, sponsored by Sharpe Group. Enjoy spectacular treats from the Sheraton Silver Spring while connecting with your colleagues from the planned giving community. You’ll receive one free drink ticket (cash bar available) served with hors’doeuvres.

For More Information

Learn more about each of our sessions by clicking on the links below: