Our History


The Los Angeles Council of Charitable Gift Planners (formerly known as the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning of Greater Los Angeles, as well as the Planned Giving Roundtable of Southern California) is a community helping to increase philanthropy through charitable gift planning. We are governed by a Board of Directors with various committee members.

Founded in 1980, LACGP 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 National Association of Charitable Gift Planners (CGP), LACGP continues to be one of the most dynamic and innovative councils in the country.  

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

In October 2016, to keep pace with the changes in our field, and in response to member feedback, the organization became the National Association for Charitable Gift Planners and unveiled a new platform. Community, education, advocacy, standards and support of councils are at the center of the platform, which gives members easier access to resources, new opportunities for online learning and greater connectivity with each other. As it has been in the past, CGP remains dedicated to its essential core value: To support the professionals who practice the art and science of charitable gift 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
Past Presidents