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. 

Through my professional journey with NCPG, PPP, and now CGP, I have been encouraged to engage more in advancing the goals of the organization and the philanthropic sector as a whole – both by volunteering my time and with my charitable gifts.  I have served on the local council board in each community where I have lived and worked.  And I have given, both annually and through my estate plan.  Why?

To give back to the profession that has given me so much.

To support CGP and the colleague who asked me to consider a gift.

To pay it forward to those just entering the nonprofit sector or gift planning profession.

CGP has offered me so much in both professional education and resources and in life-changing personal connections and relationships.  It’s easy to give back.

Donate to the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners today to support the charitable gift planning community. Your donation will help advance our mission through scholarships, quality education and professional advancement opportunities. 


Mike Bell, MEd

Executive Director
Davis Health System Foundation
Elkins, WV
Immediate Past President CGP of West Virginia
CGP Board of Directors