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PPGC Mission:

The Pittsburgh Planned Giving Council provides educational and networking resources to gift planning and allied professionals to promote charitable estate planning.

PPGC Vision:

PPGC envisions a community where every individual leaves a legacy through philanthropic estate gifts.

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The Pittsburgh Planned Giving Council is a group of professionals committed to promoting gifts to charity as a positive way to achieve individual estate planning objectives through education.

PPGC is affiliated with the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners (formerly the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning) and ascribes to its Code of Ethics. PPGC is education focused, conducting five bi-monthly meeting programs, a comprehensive regional education conference and a Leave A Legacy™ community awareness program in conjunction with the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning.

PPGC is committed to partnering wherever possible to promote philanthropy as a viable estate planning tool that addresses personal and community-related planning objectives.

Founded in 1984, PPGC is one of the oldest planned giving councils in the United States with nearly 150 members. 


Lynne Wester – The Donor Relations Guru

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Lynne is widely known for her Donor Relations Guru blog and website (www.donorrelationsguru.com) and has quickly become the leading resource for creating donor-focused fundraising strategies. She has been featured in The Washington Post, CURRENTS magazine, The Chronicle of Philanthropy and other industry publications. Lynne has presented at the AFP international Conference and other regional, national and international conferences.  



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