Diversity and Inclusion Initiative

2019 Award Announcement

The Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council (GCPGC) will announce the scholarship winners of its Diversity and Inclusion Initiative by June 30, 2019.

The Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council, with over 150 members, is a professional association for people whose work includes developing, marketing, and administering charitable planned gifts. Members include persons who raise funds for nonprofit institutions, consultants, and professional advisors who work in a variety of legal and financial settings. GCPGC sponsors monthly educational and networking meetings, virtual seminars, after work socials and the annual Voices of Giving event that honors planned giving donors.

In 2016, GCPGC launched the Diversity and Inclusion Initiative in partnership with the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) of Greater Cincinnati to foster more diversity in the planned giving field.  GCPGC followed in the footsteps of AFP’s New Faces in Fundraising program that was launched in 2013.

2019 Application

Diversity and Inclusion Application Packet 2019

Planned giving is essential to an organization’s strategy to secure and ensure their future. Fundraisers are encouraged to include planned giving as a component in their fundraising repertoire.

The Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council (GCPGC) is pleased to be entering its third year of the Diversity and Inclusion Initiative in Planned Giving Program, in partnership with the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Greater Cincinnati, to foster more diversity in the fundraising profession.  We would like to offer you the opportunity to enhance your fundraising skills and invite you to apply to participate in Diversity and Inclusion Initiative in Planned Giving.

We are looking for individuals considered to be diverse by ethnicity, gender identity, race, religion or sexual orientation who want to learn more about planned giving for their professional or volunteer work. The Council is offering 3 scholarships to Planned Giving on the Run and 7, one-year memberships in the Council.

Planned Giving on the Run is a comprehensive planned giving start-up with turn-key simplicity. Veteran facilitators, mentors and expert speakers convey the nuts and bolts of planned giving in 6 monthly, 2-hour sessions beginning in September. Click Here to view the Planned Giving on the Run web page.

Membership in GCPGC provides unlimited access to all educational and social programs including Conversation & Coffee monthly educational programs, virtual seminars, networking events, Voices of Giving- the annual community-wide celebration of planned giving donors and more.

Contact Chair
Mary Kay Koehler at mkoehler@prokids.org