The Los Angeles Council of Charitable Gift Planners (LACGP) is dedicated to finding opportunities to make our educational offerings accessible to members. In recognition that professional development budgets may be tight, we have a limited number of scholarships available for our Western Regional Planned Giving Conference, to be held at the Westin South Coast Plaza, May 16-18, 2023.

It's never too early to apply! The conference scholarship applications will be accepted and considered by committee through Friday, April 14, 2023. Note that scholarships are for conference registration only, not hotel or travel expenses to attend. Recipients will be notified by Tuesday, April 28, 2023 for payment or reimbursement. 

Only one individual from an organization may be awarded a scholarship.

The applicant may not have been a previous recipient of a LACGP scholarship.

Scholarship Criteria

Applicants for the professional scholarship must be a current LACGP member and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • An employee of a not-for-profit organization.
  • Working in an allied profession (attorney, financial planner, accountant, etc.).
  • Currently seeking employment in any of the above fields.
  • A board member or other volunteer at a not-for-profit organization.

Applicants should provide a brief statement (1-2 paragraphs) describing how conference participation will be beneficial to the applicant and/or their organization. We also ask scholarship recipients to volunteer within the organization in some capacity. Volunteer service (to be mutually agreed upon) will commence upon acceptance of the scholarship. Volunteer opportunities included: 

  • Western Regional Planned Giving Conference Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Partnership Committee
  • Marketing & Outreach Committee
  • Planned Giving 101 Committee
  • Serving as a Mentor in LACGP’s Mentorship Program

How to Apply

Click here to submit an online application by Friday, April 14.


If you have any questions and/or need any additional information, please contact the LACGP office at 949-715-5400 or [email protected].


Additional Details

Cancellation Policy:
LACGP regrets that refunds will not be given for no-shows. A refund of full registration is permitted prior to an event by submitting a written request to [email protected]

LACGP reserves the right to change speakers and/or cancel an event due to unforeseen circumstances without penalty. The total amount of any liability of LACGP will be limited to a refund of the attendee’s registration fee.

Additional Virtual Event Provisions:
If a technical failure at the attendee’s home or workplace prevents access to the virtual event, the attendee will not be given a refund. It is the responsibility of the attendee to confirm system requirements and test their computers prior to the start of the virtual event. However, if a technical failure is the fault of the service provider and the virtual event is cancelled, a full refund will be provided.

If you are unable to attend the virtual event, information on how to access program recordings, where available, materials and features of the virtual event will be provided to all registered persons. Registrants who fail to attend the event, in part or in whole, are not eligible for a refund or credit and will be billed for any balance due.

Consent Clause

Photo Release

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, LACGP meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to the use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videos, electronic reproductions, and recordings of such events and activities by LACGP and other third parties (for example, sponsors). Your registration may include technology that monitors your activities throughout the meeting, such as session attendance.

Email/Mail Release
LACGP will provide attendee contact information and email addresses to program partners and exhibitors. LACGP does not sell attendee information. For those LACGP events with program partners/exhibitors you will have the option during registration to choose whether you wish to receive notifications and opportunities from the program partners/exhibitors via email or mail.

Mobile App Policy
As a knowledge-sharing community, the LACGP Mobile App has features that allow fellow meeting attendees to know and contact each other. By participating in certain LACGP events you grant LACGP the right to upload your name, company and company's primary address & phone number in your profile to the LACGP meeting App, which will be available to registered attendees only.

Continuing Education
The Los Angeles Council of Charitable Gift Planners is approved as a continuing education provider of MCLE credit by the State Bar of California and for CFRE continuing education credits for Fund Raising Executives. An application for continuing education credits for CFP® is submitted when the course content is within the CFP® Board guidelines.

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits for CPAs through the California Board of Accountancy are self-reported and it is the obligation of each licensee to select a course of study consistent with the CBA requirements. 

Certified Specialist in Planned Giving (CSPG) continuing education credits for Planned Giving are self-reported and the appropriate attendance certificate will be provided after the event.