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2017-08 August eNewsletter
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From the President

August 2017


Harness • Connect • Engage


Dear PGGNE Members and Friends,


We want to take this opportunity to welcome back familiar faces and introduce ourselves to new ones! PGGNE is especially excited to launch into the 2017-2018 season as we celebrate 40 years of planned giving networking and resources. Be sure to visit our website,, for information on our upcoming season. There is still time to renew your membership before the first meeting and it’s quick and easy to do.

First Meeting Date: Wednesday, September 13th 

Members spoke. PGGNE listened. Based on member survey feedback, PGGNE has returned to Wednesdays for its monthly meetings, at the Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill Hotel. The program officially begins at 11:00 AM but be sure to stop by at 10:00 AM for morning coffee and networking! Our lunch speaker will be Ronald Brown, presenting on The History of Gift PlanningView the program details and venue information.

PGGNE's Annual Fundamentals Course: Friday, September 22nd 

The Fundamentals Course is a must for anyone new to the field of Planned Giving, or development professionals looking to either refresh their understanding or obtain a working knowledge of Planned Giving.  


Craig C. Wruck, Vice President for University Advancement at Humboldt State University will be the presenter. Topics range from the bare basics to advanced Planned Giving methods.


The session runs from 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM at The NonProfit Center at 89 South Street in Boston’s Financial District. Registration fees for both PGGNE members and non-members is $195 (lunch included). Space is limited so sign up early.


PGGNE wishes to recognize and thank both PG Calc and Stelter for their sponsorship support for the 2017-2018 season. You can learn about new sponsorship opportunities. For further information contact board member Robert Maguire at

Volunteer Opportunities

Looking to become involved with PGGNE beyond the monthly meetings and special programs?  Consider volunteering and see what opportunities are in store for you!  

New Board Members

PGGNE welcomes the following new members to our board:

  • Ericka Webb, Director of Gift Planning, Boston College
  • Karen Turpin, Senior Director of Gift Planning, Harvard Medical School
  • Tara Goodman, Senior Associate Director of Gift Planning, Dartmouth College


They will be mingling during the coffee hour on September 13th so be sure to introduce yourselves and join us in welcoming them to the PGGNE community!


Looking forward to seeing you. 

Rick Wells 

Presdient, Planning Giving Group of New England




Upcoming Programs

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Monthly Meeting

Register Today
Registration closes, Mon., September 11 at 10:00 AM.


Friday, September 22, 2017

PG Fundamentals Course

Register Today

Registration closes Fri.,September 15 at10:00 AM.


Visit our program calendar to add all upcoming meeting dates to your calendar.

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