The Planned Giving Council of Greater Philadelphia invites your partnership. This is your Council and your involvement will expand your professional network, enhance your knowledge and skills, and help your colleagues. Please let us know how you would like to get involve and a committee chair will contact you to discuss our volunteer opportunities.
Chair: Anat Becker
This committee partners with the Association of Fundraising Professionals/Greater Philadelphia Chapter to attract, nominate and select recipients of the Legacy Award for Planned Giving Philanthropist that is awarded during the annual National Philanthropy Day.
Marketing & Communications Committee
Co-Chairs: Megan Cantalupo (Newsletter) and Colleen Becht-Foltz (Social Media)
This committee develops and implements all marketing initiatives through a variety of media to increase public awareness of the council and its work, educate members about their opportunities and benefits, and attract new members.
Chair: Justin Rodstrom
Attracting and retaining members is key to the future success of the Council. This committee promotes the Council within the fundraising community while encouraging current members to renew their membership with PGCGP. In addition, scholarship eligibility is awarded to furloughed or unemployed colleagues, or colleagues whose nonprofit budgets do not cover professional development expenses.
Chair: Jessica Brookstein
Planned giving professionals who would like to have a mentor from among senior members of the Council go to this Committee. Committee members recruit and match mentors and mentees.
Planned Giving Coursesm Committee
Co-Chairs: Colleen Becht-Foltz and Aruna Pappu
The Planned Giving Coursesm is a two-day educational program providing a comprehensive introduction to gift planning for those with little or no experience in this area of fundraising. This is a select committee that develops curriculum, selects faculty, coordinates Course logistics and manages marketing.
Planned Giving Day Committee
Co-Chairs: Delia Perez and Greg Johnson
Planned Giving Day is a one-day educational conference involving multiple tracks and sessions, and hosts an exhibit hall where sponsors promote their products and services to conference attendees. This committee consists of several subcommittees that coordinate all aspects of Planned Giving Day from session development, faculty identification, exhibitor recruitment, and marketing.
Co-Chairs: Renee Atkinson, Anat Becker and Joyce Michelfelder
This committee plans and schedules the Council’s three morning and lunch programs along with periodic roundtables. Committee members identify the educational interests of Council members, recruit presenters, and work with staff to promote the programs.
Co-Chairs: Jessica Brookstein and Dan Greenspon
This committee is focused on revenue generating options and securing financial support from our sponsor partnerships.