Promoting Responsible Philanthropy
Any of you ever feel like you face the challenge of keeping your donors, their advisors, and your boss, on occasion, out of jail? The agenda of the 30th Conference of the American Council on Gift Annuities will be chock full of tips and guidelines on how to conduct our business of charitable giving in a legal and forthright way. It begins with a presentation on “Best Practices”, and continues with discussions of actuarially sound rate suggestions and the proper use of Charitable Gift Annuities and Charitable Remainder Trusts in the estate planning process. The conference is an outstanding opportunity to assist you as you guide those with whom you work in the best that charitable estate planning has to offer, both to our donors, their advisors and to our organizational leadership.
While in the “city by the bay”, you can also take the Blue and Gold Line to Alcatraz Island to see the famous Alcatraz prison where some of America’s most infamous citizens found residence after they failed to “play by the rules”. The prison, open to the public as a National Park Service site, offers tours through the cell blocks of some of the most famous criminals of a bygone day. You can experience “solitary confinement”, feel the wind as it blows through the prison with very little to soften its cold edge, and hear the steel doors as they close reminding us of the true challenge of incarceration on this most famous of United States prison properties. The trip on the bay is beautiful and on some tours you can also visit Sausalito, go under the Golden Gate Bridge and just take a leisurely tour around the beautiful San Francisco Bay.
With the opportunity of outstanding educational opportunities to guide you as you lead your donors, prospects and internal staff, as well as the opportunity to see some of America’s most intriguing tourist attractions, it will be a great time to come and visit with your friends and Planned Giving “family” as we “meet at the clock” in San Francisco at the Westin St. Francis Hotel. The 30th Conference of the American Council on Gift Annuities is fast-approaching on April 18-20, 2012. Come join us and keep on track for tomorrow.