Welcome to the Planned Giving Group of Connecticut

Susan Walker, Director of Gift Planning for Miss Porter’s School (MPS)

Susan has spent most of her career at Miss Porter’s School. She was their Alumnae Director for 19 years and this year marks her 10th year as Director of Gift Planning. Her work in marketing was helpful in her transition to the non-profit sector. She is now responsible for overseeing the Planned Giving program, helping major gift officers identify PG prospects, seeing a portfolio of major gift prospects, and running the 50th reunion gift program.

Her years at MPS have helped her to build many strong relationships which are crucial to her gift conversations. Listening remains a key component, as well as expressing appreciation for the donor’s support. MPS is launching a new planned giving marketing program and is looking forward to seeing the results that follow. Susan says, “Marketing Planned Gifts is like throwing a pebble in a pond. You want the message to spread and be remembered when the time is right for the donor.”
The Planned Giving Group of Connecticut has provided ethically-focused gift planning education, training and advocacy to development professionals, professional advisors, volunteers and donor advisors.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, October 14 Planned Giving Group of Connecticut Presents Educational Webinar - Special Financial Planning Opportunities with a Focus on Charitable Planning

Thursday, November 12 Planned Giving Group of Connecticut Presents Educational Webinar - America is a Given Place: A Brief History of Charitable Gift Planning

Thursday, December 10 Planned Giving Group of Connecticut Presents Educational Webinar - 1 pm, Attempting US Annual Philanthropy Survey

Search for all upcoming and past event details in our Event Calendar

PGGCT is an affiliate of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners (NCP). NCP helps people and organizations create charitable gifts in the best interests of the charity and donor.


PGGCT meets five times a year, usually on the 2nd Thursday of every other month, from September through May.  Our programs are centrally located at Ashlar Village in Wallingford.    We typically offer two or three sessions with a break in between, followed by lunch, at each program. We 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. 

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