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2017 Program Dates

Join us for valuable educational content, networking opportunities and up-to-date information on issues affecting gift planners. Mark your calendars now for our 2017 monthly events. And we're moving to new locations!


NCGPC Monthly Meeting

PNC Bank, 800 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006


June 14, 2017 - NCGPC Monthly Meeting

Location: PNC Bank, 800 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006

Session #1, 10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Lunch, 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
NCGPC Annual Business Meeting, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Join us on June 14 at the PNC Bank Building for the last luncheon before we break for summer. This meeting is free to all NCGPC members and will feature updates on our national organization — National Association of Charitable Gift Planners — as well as NCGPC's annual business meeting.

While this event is free to all NCGPC members, you must still register for the event. If you register and fail to attend the event, you will be charged the member rate of $25 to cover the costs incurred.

Session #1:
2017 Advocacy and Association Update

Presenter: Michael Kenyon, President & CEO, National Association of Charitable Gift Planners
With the first year of the Trump administration now reaching the halfway point, what do we know about legislative priorities and potential outcomes of legislation? Tax reform along with other issues that could affect the charitable sector will be discussed as well as what the sector must do to protect and create a positive environment for charitable giving.

Also, get updated on the many changes with the national association, CGP, and learn how national and your local council complement and work together to provide a comprehensive member experience.

Session #2:
National Capital Gift Planning Council Annual Meeting

Presenter: Meg Roberts, President, National Capital Gift Planning Council
Join us for the NCGPC annual business meeting after the networking lunch. Our annual meeting is more than just a cursory review of financials and a vote on new board members. It is your chance to bring up the topics you want to learn about next year and find ways to participate — after all, this is YOUR Council and we need your input to make it strong. Please plan to stay to learn about the status of the Council and ways you can join the board and volunteers in meeting the needs of our professional community.



Session #1:

Michael KenyonMichael Kenyon, President & CEO, National Association of Charitable Gift Planners
As president and CEO of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners, Michael strives to create an environment where CGP's 8,000 members can come together to educate, learn, network and advocate for the distinguished profession of charitable gift planning. Working closely with the CGP board, Michael helps develop and champion the organization's strategic vision, ensuring that CGP's budget, staff and priorities are aligned with its mission to serve charitable gift planners and bring to life the art and science of charitable gift planning. It's Michael's job to navigate change, foster innovation and bring people together to build a healthy and successful organization.

Before joining CGP, Michael served as the executive director of the Percussive Arts Society. For 11 years, he led this international music service organization that serves 7,500+ members, 50 U.S. chapters and 28 international chapters. Among many successful initiatives, he led the organization through development of a new facility for the Rhythm! Discovery Center, a museum and educational space that USA Today named one of the top places in the United States for hands-on music making.

Michael holds B.M. and M.M. Degrees from Arizona State University and began his professional life as a musician before transitioning into arts and nonprofit administration. He has worked with St. Martin's Hospitality Center for the homeless, Celebrate Youth and the New Mexico Jazz Workshop.

Michael currently serves as Honorary Co-Chair for the 2017 Improving Financial Awareness & Financial Awareness Movement, vice-president for the Charitable IRA Initiative, is a member of the board of directors for the Percussive Arts Society and serves on the steering committee for Music Crossroads, a strategic initiative focused on advancing quality of life in Indianapolis through the performing arts.



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Be sure to mark your calendars for the 26th Annual Planned Giving Days on May 24-25, 2018.


Taking Metro? For events at PNC, the nearest Metro is Farragut West (Blue/Orange line). For events at Maggiano’s, the nearest Metro is Friendship Heights (Red line).

Parking: There are several parking garages near PNC Bank (the nearest is on H Street). There is a garage located next to Maggiano’s, with the entrance on Wisconsin.

Access to PNC: There are two entrances to the PNC building. Please use the left entrance. You must be checked in by security at this building, so please allow a bit of extra time for this process.

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