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 gift planning professionals – fundraisers at large and small shops, CPAs, estate attorneys, financial planners – from the greater Los Angeles area. In addition to the four general meetings each year, LACGP hosts the popular Western Regional Planned Giving Conference, the introductory planned giving seminar PG101, regular Mini Round Table conversations for peer-to-peer sharing, webinars, and socials.

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