2019-20 Program Dates- A Message From Our President
Due to the increasing risk posed by COVID-19 and with guidance from our partners and public health officials, the National Capital Gift Planning Council is canceling our April 29, 2020 program and postponing registration for our annual conference, Planned Giving Days. It is our priority and responsibility to protect the health of our valued members, guests and staff. We apologize for this disruption in our regularly scheduled programming, but feel it is a necessary and responsible choice for staying safe and healthy.
Our decision to cancel our April meeting was reinforced upon learning that the CDC has recommended that groups cancel or postpone events consisting of 50 or more people for the next eight weeks and that our meeting facility at PNC will be temporarily closed in accordance with this guidance and as a precautionary measure. We understand this is in the best interests of all concerned and would like to thank PNC for the in-kind support they provide to our Council through the use of their facilities for our educational programs.
We remain committed to our mission of advancing and promoting charitable gift planning by offering dedicated educational programming, so we are working on coming up with ideas for alternate, virtual learning opportunities and online resources that will enhance your professional development which we will share with you in the coming weeks. We will continue to adapt our program schedule as needed and will provide updates as information becomes available.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to personally thank you for your understanding as we navigate this rapidly evolving crisis alongside you. We are committed to remaining transparent and keeping you informed of any changes to your benefits or our program schedule. And we commend you for remembering our core value of cooperation now, more than ever, as we seek to create solutions for our community by helping donors experience the fulfillment of philanthropy.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.
In the meantime, stay safe and healthy.
Elana F. Lippa