The New Jersey Council of Charitable Gift Planners (NJCGP) is a professional association for advocates of charitable planned gifts and the statewide affiliate of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners. Our mission is to promote, educate, connect, and inspire those with a shared interest in planned giving.
The Council, a 501(c)(3) organization, was formed in 1992 as the Princeton Area Planned Giving Council. The Council was subsequently rebranded as the Gift Planning Council of New Jersey and as of September 2017, became the New Jersey Council of Charitable Gift Planners. This most recent name change is a result of strategic changes within our parent organization, the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners (formerly the National Committee on Planned Giving). While our name and look may have changed over the years, our commitment to advancing planned giving remains steadfast.
The New Jersey Council of Charitable Gift Planners is a volunteer driven organization. The Council is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, each elected to a renewable two-year term.
Our programs are geared to fit the needs of all of our members—for-profit and non-profit members, from the experienced veteran to those just starting out. Our program year runs September through June, typically with three educational/networking sessions throughout the year and culminating with an all-day conference in June. Our programs cover both the art and science of charitable gift planning and feature seasoned experts from the national and local level.
The strength of our council comes from our members. Our members are planned giving officers, development officers, attorneys, trust officers, financial planners, wealth managers, insurance agents and other professionals sharing in the interest.
We are collaborators who recognize that partnerships and friendships are essential not only to our professional success, but to the general advancement of charitable gift planning in New Jersey.