Recent posts by askirvin

Member Spotlight: Lauren Elliott

Posted by askirvin on Jan 11, 2024 03:14:14 PM

Meet Lauren Elliott! Lauren is the Director of Planned Giving at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. Lauren has always found herself intrigued by mortality, so her cocktail conversations often revolve around death, DNR's and living wills (you know- the fun stuff!). As an old soul and cancer survivor, she's not one to shy away from life's most challenging conversations.

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Member Spotlight: Dien Yuen

Posted by askirvin on Dec 11, 2023 04:29:54 PM

Meet Dien Yuen! Dien is the CEO and co-founder of Daylight Advisors. She is also the founder of the Center for Philanthropy and Social Impact at The American College of Financial Services. Dien created the Advisors of Color CAP® Study Group, a support group for BIPOC advisors seeking their designations. She also designed the Purpose School, an immersive and interactive learning experience that helps leaders explore the intersection of purpose and social impact. 

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Why I Give to CGP

Posted by askirvin on Oct 17, 2023 04:22:20 PM

I give to advance CGP’s mission to support the charitable gift planning community.

​For professional associations, the primary sources of revenue are still membership dues and program fees – like the CGP National Conference.  But it takes charitable gifts to fully support high-quality educational programming, scholarships, research, and advocacy. 

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Things To Do in Chicago with Chicago Council on Planned Giving

Posted by askirvin on Oct 13, 2023 04:10:24 PM

CGP Conference 2023 is in the wonderful city of Chicago, Illinois this year. In one of the largest cities, there are endless restaurants, museums and other activities to fill your spare time. If you have extra time in Chicago, be sure to visit one (or all!) of the Chicago Council on Planned Giving's favorite places. Be sure to share your adventures with us on socials!

Chicago Council on Planned Giving's Suggestions for How to Experience our World-Class City During Your Visit:

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Estate Planning Awareness Week 2023

Posted by askirvin on Oct 12, 2023 02:05:41 PM

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Member Spotlight: Aquanetta Betts

Posted by askirvin on Aug 10, 2023 12:00:00 AM

Congratulations to CGP member and board member Aquanetta Betts on her new role as Director of Planned Giving at George Mason University. We sat down with Aquanetta to discuss her journey into a career in gift planning from her start as a flight attendant, her new position and tips for success. 

Picture of Aquanetta BettsAfter a career as a flight attendant for 15 years, how did you find your way into gift planning?

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Giving USA Results a Reminder To Focus on Legacy, Non-Cash Gifts

Posted by askirvin on Jul 20, 2023 12:27:38 PM

By Lisa M. Chmiola, CFRE, CSPG

The annual Giving USA report was released a few weeks ago, and there’s been much buzz about 2022 as a bad year for fundraising. It’s hard to ignore the numbers: individual giving is down to 64% of all gifts, and those gifts decreased 13.4% in 2022 from 2021 when adjusted for inflation. (Source: Chronicle of Philanthropy, “4 Takeaways from Giving USA and More.”)

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Member Spotlight: Nicole Engdahl

Posted by askirvin on Jun 16, 2023 12:00:00 AM

Nicole EngdahlCongratulations to Nicole Engdahl on her new role as Vice President of Individual Giving at the African Wildlife Foundation. We sat down with Nicole to ask about her new position, experience and advice for emerging professionals. 

Tell us a little about yourself, including how you started in gift planning.

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