Throughout its modern history, charitable gift planning has supported the vision of countless donors and facilitated the transfer of billions of dollars to charitable causes. The trail blazers who refined and promoted the craft of gift planning have been instrumental in this philanthropy. 

The National Association of Charitable Gift Planners is pleased to recognize pioneers in the field of gift planning as members of the newly formed CGP Hall of Fame. Along with this distinction, CGP will present additional awards to recognize those whose work has impacted the organization and the field in substantive ways. All award recipients will be selected by a committee constructed annually and led by the Chair Elect of the CGP Board of Directors. Recipients will be honored on an annual basis at the National Conference on Philanthropic Planning.

CGP Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame is CGP’s highest honor. It recognizes those whose life's work has impacted charitable gift planning in profound and meaningful ways, advancing the mission of CGP and bringing credit to all the professions engaged in charitable planning. The Hall of Fame will be permanently memorialized on the CGP website and recognized in associated media outlets. 

SELECTION CRITERIA:          

  • Profound impact on the field of charitable gift planning.
  • Service to and support of the field for a minimum of 10 years.
  • Wide recognition as an outstanding influencer in the work of charitable gift planning.
  • CGP membership is not required.

RECOGNITION:                  

Each year, individuals are recognized and inducted into the CGP Hall of Fame at National Conference of Philanthropic Planning. Hall of Fame inductees receive lifetime membership in CGP, honorary membership in the Leadership Institute, and complimentary registration to NCPP in the year of the award.

CGP Rising Star Award

The CGP Rising Star Award recognizes the talent and potential of a newcomer to the field of charitable gift planning, whether as practitioner, advisor, consultant or other.  Understanding that the work of charitable gift planning is ever changing and expanding, this award encourages recipients to consider a lifelong pursuit of the field and continue active membership in their local councils and national association.

SELECTION CRITERIA:          

  • Demonstrated success in the field of charitable gift planning.
  • Service to and support of the field of gift planning for 5 years or less.
  • Recognition as an individual of significant promise in the work of gift planning.
  • 40 years old or younger.
  • CGP membership is required.

Nominations are left open from July 15 to August 15; recipients are notified no later than September 15.

RECOGNITION:                     

Recipients of the CGP Rising Star Award are recognized at the National Conference of Philanthropic Planning. Awardees receive a complimentary registration to NCPP in the year of selection. Recipients will also be recognized on the CGP website and associated media outlets.

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CGP Distinguished Service Award

The CGP Distinguished Service Award recognizes people who have substantial influence on the Association and the work it supports.

Recognition:

The CGP Distinguished Service Award will be presented on an as-merited basis. It provides an opportunity for the organization to recognize gifts of time and talent from individuals who have provided exemplary service to CGP and its members. Recipients of the CGP Distinguished Service Award will be recognized at NCPP in the year of selection. Recipients will also be recognized on the CGP website and through associated media outlets.

 

Distinguished Service Award Recipients

CRAIG WRUCK (2002)
TERRY SIMMONS (1996)
FRANK MINTON (1992)
CONRAD TEITELL (1990)
MIKE BOLAND (1989)
CHARLES JOHNSON (1989)
J. RICHARD WILSON (1989)

CGP Council of the Year Award

The CGP Council of the Year Award recognizes a council that demonstrates significant achievement in the preceding year. This award celebrates innovative programming, special events, membership growth, community impact and other areas of contribution to the charitable gift planning field.  

Recognition:

Awardee councils will be recognized at NCPP on the year of selection. Awardee councils will also be recognized on the CGP website and through associated media outlets.

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