2018 CGP Conference 

October 17-19, 2018 - Paris Las Vegas Hotel

CGP Conference is a unique meeting place for all of the professionals working in charitable gift planning. In your work, you’d love to find these people at the planning table—charitable, financial and estate advisors. At CGP Conference, you’ll sit around that training table, collaborating with the experts at the podium and your peers, leaving with the tools to do your job better.

2018 Registration Fees

Pre-registration closes on October 3


After August 28

Full-conference registration, CGP National member


Full-conference registration, nonmember


Join CGP National and save! (conference/membership bundle)


Sponsor/Exhibitor Attendee (limited to employees of registered sponsors and exhibitors)


Gift Planning Fundamentals: Tools and Techniques, includes book Planned Giving in a Nutshell by Craig C. Wruck: Wednesday, October 17


How to Start a Gift Planning Program, includes books Getting Started in Charitable Gift Planning: Your Guide to Planned Giving and Getting Started in Charitable Gift Planning: The Resource Guide by Brian M. Sagrestano, JD, CFRE and Robert E. Wahlers, MS, CFRE: Wednesday, October 17


One-day only registration: 
Thursday, October 18


One-day only registration: 
Friday, October 23


Exhibit booth attendant: Does not include breakout sessions




Cancellation Policy: 

Please submit written cancellation notice to Gloria Kermeen: gkermeen@charitablegiftplanners.org

Notice received on or before October 3: 

Full refund minus

$50 processing fee

After October 3:

No refunds



Scholarship Opportunities

CGP thanks the following supporters for sponsoring scholarships in 2018.







Each scholarship includes a complimentary conference registration and a one-year CGP membership. The total value of each scholarship is $1,075. 

This year's scholarship recipients have been notified. 

Conference Committee

Gordon Smith (Chair), Associate Vice President of Development, Planned Giving, National Jewish Health 
Dianne Armstrong, National Director of Gift Planning, Planned Parenthood Federation
Paul Caspersen, Assistant VP, Senior Philanthropic Advisor, University of Florida Foundation 
Tina Drum, Executive Director, Colorado Planned Giving Roundtable 
Joni Hart, Director, Major Gifts, American Cancer Society
Kathy Kielar (Chair-elect), Vice President, Development, WTTW|WFMT
Melanie Norton, Principal, Norton Philanthropic Counsel
Tiffanie Purvis, Assistant Director of Gift Planning, University of Maryland College Park
Cathy Sheffield, President, ThinkGiving 
Jeremy Stelter, Director of Business Development, Western U.S., Stelter Company 
Craig Wruck, Vice President, Humboldt State University
Dale Zschoche, Director of Gift Planning, US Air Force Academy Endowment


Conference Sponsors 2018






This conference teaches me how to talk to my donors and gives me the technical behind the scenes skills that give me the confidence in front of smart people who have smart goals for their philanthropy.

800+ Charitable Gift Planners

Learn, network and collaborate with attendees from across the country, in all career stages, representing diverse organizations.

60+ Speakers​

Get inspired by a conference faculty of innovative keynote speakers and industry leaders who share their experiences and insights on charitable gift planning.

40+ Sessions​

Find solutions to the challenges charitable gift planners face in their day-to-day work by attending sessions you won't find anywhere else.




Gloria Kermeen, Meetings Manager
317.269.6274, ext. 104