National Capital Gift Planning Council

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Program Schedule

Thank you to for sponsoring an entire year of monthly programming.

2017-18 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 2017-18 monthly events.


Thursday, May 24, 2018 – PG Days

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.: Registration
9:00 – 5:00 p.m.: Program Day 1
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.: Reception


Friday, May 25, 2018 - PG Days

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.: Registration
9:00 – 1:00 p.m.: Program Day 2


NCGPC Monthly Meeting

PNC Bank

10:15 - 10:45 a.m. - Registration
10:45 - 11:45 a.m. - Morning Presentation
11:45 - 12:30 p.m. - Luncheon
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. - NCGPC Annual Business Meeting


Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - NCGPC Monthly Meeting

Location: PNC Bank

10:45 - 11:45 a.m. - Morning Presentation
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Luncheon
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. - NCGPC Annual Business Meeting

NCGPC Member Cost: Free
Non-Member Cost: $55
Walk-in Member Cost: $35
Walk-in Non-Member Cost: $65

Registration opens on May 16, 2018, and closes at 12 Noon EST on June 11, 2018

Special Pricing: There Are Benefits to Membership!
NCGPC is very pleased to invite current members to attend the June Monthly Luncheon FREE of charge; however, you must be registered by 12:00 noon on Monday, June 11.

The walk-in registration rate for members is $35. The nonmember registration rate is $55 in advance, $65 for walk-in registrations. Cancellations with refund will be accepted through 12:00 noon on Monday, June 11.

However, if you are a member, reserve a seat, and do not attend, you will be required to pay the member registration fee of $25.00.

Morning Presentation:
Tax Reform: What Comes Next

Speaker: Perry Wasserman, Managing Director, 501(c) Strategies

It's been roughly five months since Republicans in Congress pushed through the largest rewrite of tax law in the last 30 years, and although the sky hasn't fallen, the consequences of this massive bill are quickly becoming apparent. So, with the ink barely dry and a potentially historic midterm election on the horizon, what comes next?

This session will explore the current legislative landscape post-Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and discuss new efforts to supplement and modify the law. The session will also examine how these changes could affect charitable giving in America and how the 2018 election may impact lobbying efforts of the nonprofit sector.

NCGPC Annual Business Meeting
Speaker: 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.



Morning Presentation:

Perry WassermanPerry Wasserman, Managing Director, 501(c) Strategies

Perry Wasserman is Managing Director of 501(c) Strategies, a Washington, DC-based lobbying firm that works exclusively with nonprofit organizations. In this capacity, he has served as the chief lobbyist for the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners (formerly Partnership for Philanthropic Planning) for over the last decade.

At 501(c) Strategies, Perry specializes in designing and implementing legislative campaigns, coalition building, and grassroots organizing on a range of legislative issues important to large and medium-sized nonprofits, such as charitable giving, nonprofit advocacy rights, and various budget and appropriations matters. Since co-founding 501(c) Strategies in 2005, Perry has worked on virtually every major piece of federal legislation directly affecting America's nonprofit sector and is frequently quoted in the media and invited to speak at conferences and conduct trainings throughout the country.

Prior to launching 501(c) Strategies, Perry was the Legislative Specialist in the Washington, DC office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP, a top international law firm. In this position, he worked to provide a variety of legislative and regulatory services to many of the firm's for-profit and nonprofit clients. At Weil, he also received national recognition for his lobbying work on behalf of an education trade association that secured federal appropriations exceeding $200 million for an innovative school reform program.

Before beginning his work as a lawyer and lobbyist, Perry served as Special Assistant for Government Relations and Public Affairs at Legal Services Corporation, a Congressionally-chartered nonprofit organization, and worked as an aide in the office of a Maryland Congressman.

Perry graduated with honors from both The George Washington University, where he received a bachelor's degree in political communication, and the University of Maryland School of Law. He lives in Baltimore with his wife, a clinical social worker, and two young daughters.


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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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