I would like to begin by extending my sincere gratitude to the CGP Staff and 2017 Board of Directors especially Cathy Sheffield, previous Board Chair, and Elizabeth Ayers, previous Conference Chair, for their leadership. Because of their efforts we continue to move forward with momentum and a clear vision to serve our members and the broader charitable gift planning community.
As a member, you know you have access to an abundance of resources on the website and in the Link. But did you know there are even more options to keep current? CGP knows you are busy, so we offer various platforms you can follow to stay up-to-date easier . If you’re interested in new resources or a quick brush-up, you can follow our blog, receive campaign updates, join our social media pages and read email communication.
At CGP, we're committed to improving the art and science of the charitable gift planning process. We equip members with relevant resources, including hundreds of guidelines, articles, model documents and samples through our various platforms.
It has been my honor and great privilege to serve on the CGP board for the past few years, most recently as chair.
Starting tomorrow the House and Senate are expected to give final approval to major tax reform legislation, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (HR 1), before sending it to President Trump who has indicated he will promptly sign the measure into law. As discussed on our December 14 update, HR 1 is the most significant re-write of the United States Tax Code in three decades and, despite a historic lobbying effort by the nonprofit community, the legislation will significantly impair tax incentives for charitable giving and make a number of other changes that will greatly affect the tax-exempt sector.