The Chicago Council on Planned Giving is a professional association for development officers and allied professionals in the Chicago area. Our purpose is to educate members and the community about the philanthropic process with a focus on charitable planned giving and various estate planning techniques.
Founded in 1980 by a collective of creative and
dedicated fundraising professionals to
collaborate and educate one another on best
practices, ethics, tax considerations and
planning ideas in gift planning, CCPG offers the
best training and networking opportunities in
the fundraising arena.
CCPG hosts 6 luncheon
programs (each offering as much as 3 hours of
programming), a half-day beginner’s program, a
half-day master’s program and a day-long
Symposium annually. All CCPG programs offer
nationally-recognized speakers and feature
topics of interest to beginning and seasoned
fundraising professionals as well as those
engaged in advising wealthy individuals about
Connect to Leading
speakers have presented to CCPG members and
Robert Sharpe and
Marc Carmichael (just to name a few) have all presented
multiple times, offering our members and guests
advanced training that would normally cost them
many times the price of a CCPG luncheon.
Membership in CCPG
offers access to world-class training and
here to view our board members and officers.