Our History


The Partnership for Philanthropic Planning of Greater Los Angeles, PPP-LA, (formally known as the Planned Giving Roundtable of Southern California) is a community increasing philanthropy through charitable gift planning. We are governed by a Board of Directors with various committee members.

Founded in 1980, PPP-LA was one of the first planned giving associations in this country and provided the blueprint for the many others that have formed since.  Its early mission was to serve the educational and networking needs of the planned giving professional from San Diego to Santa Barbara.  As one of the largest councils affiliated with the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning (PPP), the PPP-LA continues to be one of the most dynamic and innovative councils in the country.  

Today, PPP-LA maintains an active membership base of over 300 gift planning professionals from the greater Los Angeles area. In addition to the five general meetings each year, PPP-LA hosts the popular Western Regional Planned Giving Conference and the PG-101 introductory planned giving seminar.

In January 2009, the National Committee on Planned Giving became known as the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, making new opportunities for education and collaboration available to everyone involved in charitable gift planning.  The Partnership remains the only national organization dedicated to improving both the quality and the quantity of philanthropic planning.  Expanding beyond wills and trusts, the organization focuses on all of the people, tools, values and best practices that work together to make charitable giving most meaningful. PPP-LA is a registered member of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning.

Our Mission:

  • We are a community dedicated to increasing philanthropy through charitable gift planning
  • We are a definitive resource for charitable gift planning information
  • We are a network for building meaningful relationships within the philanthropic community
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