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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 Friends,

Whether you work for a non-profit, or in an allied field which supports non-profits, I think we can all be proud of what our organizations are able to accomplish. Some of the things I value most - like exceptional healthcare, good education, critical services and great theatre - are provided by non-profits.

That includes this one. PGGCT offers interesting, useful and insightful programs, combined with an opportunity to meet and learn from very talented, dedicated and knowledgeable people.

And so I want to thank you all for your membership, sponsorship and participation.

Please join us at one of our program meetings. You'll learn a few things and have a chance to meet and talk with colleagues. I look forward to seeing you soon.

Best regards,

Karen Hatcher
Planned Giving Officer, Gaylord Hospital
PGGCT President 2014

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Upcoming Events

January 8, 2015

"Structuring Life Income Gifts Using Retirement Plan Assets" Tim Prosser, Relationship Manager and Senior Gift Planning Consultant, Kaspick & Company, LLC

"Deal With Donors More Effectively by Understanding UPMIFA and Other Laws Governing Charitable Gifts." Two nationally-known experts will present: Karen Gano, Special Litigation, CT Attorney General's Office, and Barry Hawkins, Partner, Shipman & Goodwin


PGGCT President Karen Hatcher thanks Immediate Past President Hal Reed for his service (1/9/14).

2013 Elizabeth Keitel Award Presentation: This year's honoree, Mary Beth Congdon (2nd from right), is flanked by our President, Hal Reed, and two prior award winners, Ellen Shugart(L) and Ellen Estes (R). This award is given for outstanding service to the Planned Giving Group of Connecticut and to the planned giving profession.

My PGGCT Membership Paid For Itself With One Great Tip
At the May, 2012 meeting, veteran planned giving fundraiser Tom Smith spoke, and I'm glad I listened.

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