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Membership for the 2019-2020 program year is now available! Individual membership is $350 and is active from July 1, 2019 until June 30, 2020. Each subsequent membership your organization purchases after the first will be eligible for an additional $50 discount! Just contact the PPGGNY office at or 781-205-9383 to receive a special promo code! PPGNY also offers discounted membership for students at just $125.

PPGGNY membership grants you discounted rates for programs and seminars, including our annual all-day conference Planned Giving Day NYC! You will also have exclusive access to professional development and networking opportunities, including a robust mentoring program. We invite you to be part of the premier organization in the country for planned giving professionals! Click here to join now!

Members may access the full version of The Planner - August 2019 in the Members Only section of the website.

From the President 

Dear Friends,


I am proud to introduce myself as PPGGNY’s President for the next two fiscal years. I have served in the Planned Giving field for over 17 years and I am honored to be leading one of the largest and best organizations dedicated to philanthropy and planned giving.

I look forward to continuing the hard work Marilyn Van Houten undertook to grow our membership, PG Day attendance, and committees. My vision for the next two years is to expand our organization even further: to new members, to new affiliates, to new non-profits. As a faculty member at NYU’s Heyman Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising for over 11 years, teaching Planned Giving 101, I appreciate the value and importance of keeping our doors wide open and welcoming new planned giving professionals. I would love to see PPGGNY be more inclusive and welcoming to members from diverse organizations, affiliations and sectors.

 Our board and volunteers have already undertaken efforts to this end over the summer. We now have a “Welcoming Committee,” dedicated to making sure new members are given attention and do not feel like outsiders at seminars, luncheons, and throughout the year. And we have added a new programming option: PPGGNY University! This new program offers four nuts and bolts seminars throughout the year -- tailored to introduce all aspects of planned giving -- culminating in a graduation ceremony at PG Day. Participants who sign up for PPGGNY University before the September seminar will receive a significant discount (equal to a free seminar). We hope this option will be attractive for newcomers to the field or major gift officers (& others) wishing to expand their knowledge of Planned Giving. 

I welcome more ideas about expanding our base. Please feel free to email me your thoughts at

I look forward to seeing everyone at upcoming seminars and luncheons, including:

  • First Program of the Season – Thursday, September 19th. Morning seminars and lunch.
  • Awards Luncheon honoring Robert Sharpe, Ron Brown, and Dan O’Connell – Thursday, October 24thPlease click here to make a donation (donations received before September 15th will be recognized in event program).
  • Planned Giving Day 2020 – Thursday, May 14, 2020.

Like many of you, I joined this profession because I love connecting with people and helping them make a meaningful difference in an area that matters to them. I hope to bring that same motivation to my role as President of PPGGNY. And I hope that PPGGNY continues to provide meaningful connections that help all of us grow professionally and personally.

See you in September!


Stacy B. Sulman, JD
PPGGNY President

Posted - August 13, 2019

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