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2018 Conference Date & Location



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April 25-27, 2018
Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Seattle, WA


2018 Conference Pricing

Conference Registration - Full Conference
*ACGA Members recived discounted registration price for all employees from their organization
Early bird registration By February 14, 2018
ACGA Members 
After February 14, 2018
ACGA Members
On site (after April 18, 2018)
ACGA Members 
Conference registration Thursday only
*This option will not be available after 3/31/18 or on site 
ACGA Members

Signup as a member to receive the discounted member registration for all of your employees.

2018 Conference Information


Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities

Download a copy of the sponsor and exhibitor packet to view the 2018 opportunities.
Space is limited - reserve your opportunity early.


Conference Schedule, Speakers & Sessions

Download the latest copy of the conference promotional brochure to view the conference schedule and great speakers and sessions we have planned for the conference.  Check back often for updates on our speakers and sessions.


Conference Registration - coming soon

Coming soon! Check your email or this page for additional registration information such as guest pricing for planned sessions and activities.

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Housing Information

Our official conference hotel is the Sheraton Seattle Hotel at 1400 6th Avenue.  To receive our great rates, you'll need to use our online housing reservation system.  View more information about the hotel.


What to do in Seattle

Not sure what there is to do in Seattle?  Check out all the great things Seattle has to offer. 

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Conference Articles

These articles contain information on the latest conference news and events including some of  our sessions and speakers.


Terry Simmons Scholarship Applications

The American Council on Gift Annuities has established an endowment fund to assist promising gift planners with their professional development. The Terry L. Simmons Philanthropic Endowment Fund provides scholarships to worthy individuals who would otherwise be unable to attend the Conference on Gift Annuities.  The scholarship application process will open in late Spring 2017.  

Wall Street Journal Letter - “Tis the Season to Be Stupid"

Letter to Wall Street Journal regarding the article “Tis the Season to Be Stupid" (page R5, Dec. 13)

To the Editor of the Wall Street Journal:

Your article "Tis the Season to Be Stupid" (page R5, Dec. 13) misses the point and the payments when you mistakenly conclude that gift annuities are unwise. The point: for over 75 years, donors in large numbers have created gift annuities to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, educate youngsters and support numerous other charitable causes. This is foremost. As for payments: each annuity payment is a return of income and principal. Over 1200 charities nationwide follow the payment schedule recommended by the American Council on Gift Annuities (founded in 1927). An individual age 75, for example (a typical donor), receives 6.3% annually, favorable taxation on the payments and an itemized charitable deduction.

Your article goes on to say "if you’re looking for income and a tax break, you might opt for a charitable lead trust. The trust makes a fixed payment to a charity . . .. When the trust term ends, assets are returned to you or passed on to your heirs." While charities benefit from lead trusts, they do not, as your article mistakenly states, pay income to the donor.

We agree with many of the cautions in the rest of your article, but when it comes to charitable gift annuities and lead trusts, your article is way off base.

Conrad Teitell
Legal Counsel
American Council on Gift Annuities
Stamford, Conn.

Note to the Editor: Information about the American Council on Gift Annuities can be found on our website: acga-web.org. ACGA’s address and telephone number are: 1260 Winchester Parkway SE, Suite 205, Smyrna, GA 30080-6546, (770) 874-3355.

I am ACGA’s volunteer legal counsel. My contact information is below.

Conrad Teitell
Chairman, Charitable Planning Group
Cummings & Lockwood LLC

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