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Discounted Half Year Membership Now Available!

PPGGNY is offering a special half-year membership rate of $200 for regular members and $65 for student members. This membership is active from January 1 - June 30 and grants you discounted rates for programs and seminars, including our annual all-day conference Planned Giving Day NYC 2019 on May 9! 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! During membership registration, just use promo code "Halfyear2019" to receive the regular membership discount and use promo code "Halfyearstudent2019" to receive the student membership discount! Click here to join now!


Upcoming Events

Concurrent Morning Seminars & Light Breakfast
Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 9:00 am - 11:00 am

UJA Conference Center of New York
130 East 59th Street, New York, NY 10022

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9:00 am - 11:00 am, Nuts & Bolts Seminar: Would Your Charity Accept A Gift Of The Chrysler Building? by Allen Thomas JD, CFRE, CAP
9:00 am - 11:00 am, Advanced Seminar: New Developments in Planned Giving – and Some Old Tricks and Traps by Lawrence P. Katzenstein, JD

Planned Giving Day NYC 2019 #NYCPGDay2019
Thursday, May 9, 2019, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Convene, 117 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036

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Our annual All-Day Conference featuring plenary speaker Robert F. Sharpe, Jr. and keynote speaker Crystal Thompkins, CAP®, CSPG! Registration now open!


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

From the President 

"If you haven't any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble." 
Bob Hope

"You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you." John Bunyan

Dear Friends:

I love starting a new year as it is an opportunity to reassess where you are and where you want to be. It is a new beginning for many of us, another opportunity to commit to your goals and to think about what you’d like to accomplish.

Even though we just started 2019, the board will soon start planning for the 2019-2020 year. In the next months, we will be forming committees for the 2019-2020 year. If this is the year you want to get involved in PPGGNY, please email us at and let us know. Please include your contact information and which committee(s) you might be interested in (sponsorship, programs, membership, mentorship, marketing and communications, etc.). There is information about all the committees on our website.

If you have great website skills, social media skill, or writing skills, let us know! Or if you like doing busy work, we have that too.

Thank you to all who made gifts to PPGGNY. I’m thrilled to announce that we met and exceeded our goal for the matching gift! We are so grateful to all.

We will meet for monthly sessions January through March but then take April off. Our all-day conference, PG Day NYC 2019, will be held on May 9, so mark your calendar now and save the date! We are thrilled to have Crystal Thompkins from BNY Mellon as our keynote speaker, and Robert Sharpe as the plenary speaker.

Half year membership is now open. There is still reason to join as you will receive reduced rates to attend monthly sessions, and most importantly, to attend PG Day NYC in May.

Cheers to a happy and healthy new year!


Marilyn Van Houten, JD
PPGGNY President

Posted - January 15, 2019

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