Who We Are
The Mid-America Planned Giving Council (MAPGC) is a nonprofit organization incorporated in 1988. MAPGC was established to help fund development professionals in the Kansas/Missouri region improve their charitable gift planning and management skills.
MAPGC promotes charitable planned giving, advances the education and professional expertise of MAPGC members and encourages networking and peer-support among our members. Live programs with a variety of speakers are held regularly, as well as virtual programs and MAPGC’s annual Building Blocks conference.
Members represent development professionals from a variety of academic, religious, health, cultural, and social organizations as well as consultants such as attorneys, accountants, financial planners, trust administrators, investment specialists and insurance specialists. MAPGC provides a comfortable and affordable educational forum serving nonprofit organizations and their donors.
MAPGC is a member of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning (PPP) and subscribes to its Model Standards of Practice. Full individual membership includes participation in both PPP and MAPGC. A “local only” membership option is also available. Click here for further details about membership.
Formed by local planned giving professionals who wanted to educate the public and nonprofits about the benefits of planned giving, MAPGC participated in the planning and formation of the National Committee on Planned Giving (now PPP) in 1988. In 1991, Kansas City hosted the 4th Annual National Conference. Today, MAPGC’s membership includes more than 150 professionals from the Kansas City area and surrounding region.
Come learn what many area gift planning professionals and professional advisors already know. MAPGC is one of America’s premier planned giving councils.
Remembering Charity through Lifetime or Estate Giving
MAPGC encourages dialogue among donors, professional advisors, and charity representatives to plan lifetime gifts that are outright or deferred through life income plans. In addition, careful consideration should be given to including charitable organizations in estate planning. Making charitable plans in a will or other estate plan will help ensure the continued existence of those charities. A charitable estate plan allows individuals to preserve and pass on values and be remembered for a legacy of giving and caring.