The Los Angeles Council of Charitable Gift Planners (LACGP) is dedicated to finding opportunities to make our educational offerings accessible to members. In recognition that professional development budgets may be tight, we have a limited number of scholarships available for our Western Regional Planned Giving Conference, to be held at the Westin South Coast Plaza, May 16-18, 2023.

It's never too early to apply! The conference scholarship applications will be accepted and considered by the committee through Monday, March 13, 2023. Note that scholarships are for conference registration only, not hotel or travel expenses to attend. Recipients will be notified no later than March 24, 2023, for payment or reimbursement. 

Only one individual from an organization may be awarded a scholarship.

The applicant may not have been a previous recipient of a LACGP scholarship.

Scholarship Criteria

Applicants for the professional scholarship must be a current LACGP member and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • An employee of a not-for-profit organization.
  • Working in an allied profession (attorney, financial planner, accountant, etc.).
  • Currently seeking employment in any of the above fields.
  • A board member or other volunteer at a not-for-profit organization.

Applicants should provide a brief statement (1-2 paragraphs) describing how conference participation will be beneficial to the applicant and/or their organization. We also ask scholarship recipients to volunteer within the organization in some capacity. Volunteer service (to be mutually agreed upon) will commence upon acceptance of the scholarship. Volunteer opportunities included: 

  • Western Regional Planned Giving Conference Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Partnership Committee
  • Marketing & Outreach Committee
  • Planned Giving 101 Committee
  • Serving as a Mentor in LACGP’s Mentorship Program

How to Apply

Click here to submit an online application by Monday, March 13.


If you have any questions and/or need any additional information, please contact the LACGP office at 949-715-5400 or [email protected].


Additional Details

Cancellation Policy:

A refund of full registration is permitted by submitting a written request to [email protected] no later than April 17, 2023. After April 17, 2023, a $50 administrative fee applies. LACGP regrets that refunds will not be given for no-shows or cancellations after May 15, 2023.

LACGP reserves the right to change speakers and/or cancel an event due to unforeseen circumstances without penalty. The total amount of any liability of LACGP will be limited to a refund of the attendee’s registration fee.

Consent Clause

Photo Release

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, LACGP meetings and other activities constitute an agreement by the registrant to the use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videos, electronic reproductions, and recordings of such events and activities by LACGP and other third parties (for example, sponsors). Your registration may include technology that monitors your activities throughout the meeting, such as session attendance.

Email/Mail Release
LACGP will provide attendee contact information and email addresses to program sponsors and exhibitors. LACGP does not sell attendee information. For those LACGP events with program sponsors/exhibitors, you will have the option during registration to choose whether you wish to receive notifications and opportunities from the program sponsors/exhibitors via email or mail.

Mobile App Policy
As a knowledge-sharing community, the LACGP Mobile App has features that allow fellow meeting attendees to know and contact each other. By participating in certain LACGP events you grant LACGP the right to upload your name, company, and company's primary address & phone number in your profile to the LACGP Conference App, which will be available to registered attendees only.

Continuing Education

The Los Angeles Council of Charitable Gift Planners is approved as a continuing education provider #3889 of MCLE credit by the State Bar of California and designates this activity for a maximum of 13.5 hours of credit. Full participation in the WRPGC is applicable for 13.5 points in Category 1.B -Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits for CPAs through the California Board of Accountancy are self-reported and it is the obligation of each licensee to select a course of study consistent with the CBA requirements. 

Certified Specialist in Planned Giving (CSPG) continuing education credits for Planned Giving are self-reported and the appropriate attendance certificate will be provided after the event.