Today, we sit down with Kent Weimer, our newly elected Chair of the CGP Board of Directors to hear his thoughts on CGP and the upcoming year. Kent has been actively involved in CGP for almost 20 years including 3 years on the board and leadership roles at the Chicago Council of Planned Giving and Charitable Gift Planners of Dallas, where he is a past president. We are excited for the upcoming year and to be led by such a great leader with more than 40 years of experience in the gift planning industry.
The National Association of Charitable Gift Planners is affiliated with over 100 local councils who, like us, provide members a place to learn, advocate and build your career through a network of charitable planned giving peers.
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.
The National Association of Charitable Gift Planners offers an annual individual membership, which is renewed each year on your anniversary date. When you join or renew, you create a username and password that give you instant access to your member benefits.
I always get excited to talk about our partnership with the local charitable gift planning councils for a couple of reasons. One, it’s an opportunity to share the information with members and non-members about our council structure. And two, I can brag on how amazing our local councils are at educating and connecting gift planning professionals.