Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Planned Giving Council (PPGC) is an organization of planned giving officers, development professionals, attorneys, financial planners, financial services officers and insurance underwriters. The Council meets regularly, generally the second Tuesday of every other month, to discuss issues and trends in the area of charitable gift planning. PPGC adheres to Model Standards of Practice for the Charitable Gift Planner. 

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Group Membership Application

Model Standards of Practice


Your Individual PPGC Membership ($150) includes:

  • Networking with peers at bi-monthly meetings focused on charitable giving issues (lunch included)
  • Local membership directory
  • A significant discount at our annual education conference
  • Information regarding current legislative issues pertinent to Gift Planning
  • Access to a local jobs posting list

Emerging Professional Membership ($75)

The Emerging Professional Membership is open to persons who hold some degree of responsibility directly for planned giving and/or general fundraising, are compensated for their services and are new to the field of planned giving (two years or less).  Membership in this category is limited to two consecutive years and is intended to provide an introduction to the best practices of planned giving for implementation within the member’s organization


Your Group PPGC Membership ($600) includes:

  • Membership for up to five (5) individuals from the same institution/organization
  • Five memberships for the price of four
  • All benefits as Individual Membership for members of the Group;
  • Additional members can be added for $140/member, at nine (9) members, the 10th member is free


Memberships are renewable on an anniversary basis. For information on becoming a member please contact PPGC Membership Chair:

Colin Connolly

PNC Planned Giving Group


The Partnership for Philanthropic Planning (PPP) processes its memberships separately from the PPGC. If you would like to renew/join the PPP national chapter, click here.