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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

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 - March 2019 in the Members Only section of the website.

From the President 

“Over and over again, the courts have said there is nothing sinister in so arranging one's affairs as to keep taxes as low as possible. Everybody does so, rich and poor, and all do right, for nobody owes any duty to pay more tax than the law demands. Taxes are enforced exactions, not voluntary contributions.”
Judge Learned Hand

Dear Friends:

It’s tax time! Charitable gifts have been useful in keeping our taxes as low as possible, and enable us to do some good with our gifts. As I prepare my tax return, I wonder how the new tax laws will impact us, our donors and our charities. Our major donors will still receive their tax deductions but annual donors may question whether they should give when gifts are no longer deductible. We hope the desire to help others will outweigh the incentive of a tax deduction.

There are only two events left before the summer break. Please note: our March session will be held on Tuesday, 3/19/19, at a new location: the UJA Conference Center located at 130 E. 59th Street, between Park and Lexington. Breakfast begins at 8:30 am, followed by two concurrent sessions at 9:00 am: “Would Your Charity Accept a Gift of the Chrysler Building?” and “New Developments in Planned Giving: Some Old Tricks and Traps,” both for CLE credits.

Our full-day conference, Planned Giving Day NYC 2019, will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2019, at Convene in Times Square. Be sure to register by April 18th to take advantage of our early bird special. The registration fee is lowered for each additional member who attends from one organization, and there is an additional discount when more than four members from one organization attend.

In addition to the Plenary and Keynote presentations, there are three tracks of Illumination, Innovation and Accreditation (CLE) sessions. Each track has such fabulous speakers and compelling topics making it difficult to decide which to attend. Topics include working with the AG’s office, bequest administration from the trenches, endowments, gifts of complex assets, growing your organization’s future without increasing your budget, marketing, and how to start a gift conversation. And more! Also plan to stay for the Networking Cocktail Reception at the end of the day. The full schedule is listed on our website.

We hope you will be a part of this inspiring day of education and networking. Don’t forget to register now! Many thanks to our speakers and to our sponsors who make this day possible. We look forward to seeing you all there.



Marilyn Van Houten, JD
PPGGNY President

Posted - March 13, 2019

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