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About the Planned Giving Group of Connecticut

PGGCT is an association of more than 130 fund raising professionals and people in related fields. Our members represent all levels of experience and share an interest in charitable gift planning. The Planned Giving Group of Connecticut was formed in 1988.

Mission Statement

The Planned Giving Group of Connecticut will provide ethically-focused gift planning education, training and advocacy to development professionals, professional advisors, volunteers and donor advisors.

About Our Meetings

PGGCT meets five times a year, usually on the 2nd Thursday of every other month, from September through May.

The Planned Giving Group of Connecticut typically offers three sessions at each meeting: two sessions with a break in between, followed by lunch, which includes networking opportunities and updates on the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning and Leave a Legacy. We recently expanded our programming to include sessions for both advanced charitable planners and for those new to the field. Look at our meeting schedule to find Advanced Case Study Workshops as well as Nuts and Bolts Sessions. These are held just prior to the first regularly scheduled session.

A Letter From Our President:

Dear PGGCT Members and Friends,

I always learn from our excellent programs and find great value in connecting with colleagues at our meetings. I hope that has been your experience, too. I am amazed and encouraged by the camaraderie and generosity of the members.

Please make use of your PGGCT membership. Bring a colleague to a meeting. Suggest a speaker or a topic for an upcoming meeting. Read our monthly e-newsletter and suggest an article or interesting tidbit. Introduce yourself to a member who you don't know yet. Learn from your peers. Encourage a colleague to join PGGCT. Bring your questions.

I'd like to give a "shout out" and extend my thanks and appreciation for our hard-working board. Many of them have served on the board in different capacities for several years. They are a wonderful group of professionals who handle many "behind the scenes" tasks.

I look forward to seeing you at our upcoming meetings.

All the best,

Dotty Weston-Murphy, President


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Upcoming Events

Thursday, January 14, 2016

9:15 am - The Basics of Life Income Gifts, Sexy, No?
Ellen Estes, Estes Associates

10:45 am - Storytelling Approaches to Enhance Your Planned Giving Marketing & Stewardship (with an emphasis on video!)
Elissa Leif, Mini Matters


The 2015 Board of Planned Giving Group of Connecticut











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