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2020 GiftLegacy Awards

With Crescendo moving the annual Practical Planned Giving Conference virtual, friends from all across the nation have registered and continue to join the free live webcasts throughout the year. During the keynote webcasts featuring Dana Holt and Julie Heggeness, the 2020 GiftLegacy Award winners were announced.

The Best GiftLegacy Website Award and Best GiftLegacy Mission Video Award were chosen from a group of oustanding websites and creative videos. In addition the eMarketer of the Year and GiftLeader awards were presented.

Elizabeth Ayers

eMarketer of the Year 2020 Winner

Elizabeth Ayers

Executive Director of Gift Planning,
UNC Chapel Hill

Glenn Pittsford

GiftLeader 2020 Winner

Glenn Pittsford

Vice President for Gift Planning,
Texas A&M Foundation

What PPGC Attendees Said

I just wanted to connect and say how grateful I am to Crescendo for continuing to support our MPM team and so many non-profits by providing the PPGC conference online for free this fall. We are blessed to work from home but it can be isolating at times, and having content and connections like this conference is so motivating. When I shared the link with our team my colleague emailed back: I have always wanted to attend a national conference and now I am. Thank you so much for forwarding this. I have signed up for every session except one. Woo hoo!

Lisa Pieper
Director of Individual Giving, Milwaukee Public Museum

PPGC2020 has been a terrific way to get current, bite-size training and tips from some of respected planned giving experts. Appreciate the cost — FREE — and can earn some needed CFRE credits. Thank you, Crescendo team — you rocked this!

Vivian Manning, CFRE
Clark College Foundation

I signed up for a variety of PPGC free webcasts over the next few months. Like most schools in the country, Regis Jesuit HS in Aurora, CO., is in a hybrid mode of education. Expenses have been curtailed and our financial aid requests have gone up dramatically, so to be able to get all this content without the expenses and worries of travel, etc., is greatly appreciated. These webcasts are always useful, but in this COVID era even more timely. Any Gifts Officer or Planned Giving Officer would get great benefit from attending PPGC.

Glenn Churchill
Major Gifts/Planned Giving Officer, Regis Jesuit High School

I recently attended the PPGC webinar series and was impressed by the caliber of speakers and content. Whether you are new to fundraising or have been working with donors and systems for many years, this series offers robust and comprehensive content that will add to your perspective as a fundraising professional.

Kathleen Luzier-Bogolea, M.H.S.
Senior Regional Director, Planned & Major Giving, Shriners Hospitals for Children

PPGC 2021 in Orlando

We look forward to seeing you at next year's Practical Planned Giving Conference. Please mark your calendar and plan to join us for PPGC 2021 on September 13-14 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort & Spa in Orlando, Florida.