This special holiday time of year reminds us that many donors/clients are motivated to consider CGA's for the mission of the organizations they support. They also value the many income and tax benefits that gift annuities provide.
We also give thanks for the support of our sponsoring organizations. The American Council on Gift Annuities (ACGA) assures the work of charitable organizations who issue gift annuities will continue as it has for the past 89 years.
The Rates Committee and the ACGA Board recently re-affirmed the suggested maximum charitable gift annuity rates currently on the ACGA website. ACGA's suggested gift annuity rates continue to be the industry standard. ACGA understands the importance of this valuable service to the philanthropic community including charities, software providers, fiduciary service providers, Board leaders and donors.
ACGA consistently brings together the top experts in the field of charitable giving to offer training and mentoring to our sponsors and those who wish to attend the premiere planned giving conference in the charitable community. Our next biennial conference is only five months away in St. Louis, Missouri at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch Hotel April 6 - 8, 2016. Our sponsors will receive a special discounted conference registration (valued at $200.00 per attendee) in recognition of their ongoing sponsorship of the work of ACGA.
The State Regulations Committee continues to monitor and respond to regulatory issues that arise in various states across the country. One of the most significant sources of strength as ACGA visits with state regulators and legislators is our sponsorship base in any particular state. The first question many state regulators and legislators ask is "Who is on your list of sponsors in our state?" Sponsorship of the American Council on Gift Annuities gives every sponsoring organization that issues charitable gift annuities a voice in the regulatory process in their state. Joining other sponsoring organizations in collectively supporting Gift Annuities for your donors increases significantly the impact that ACGA has when we go to meet with those government representatives related to consumer protection.
ACGA is committed to creating value in what you do for your donors and providing confidence to your leadership that your program is sound and operating in a manner consistent with industry standards.
We hope to have your organization as a sponsor and we wish Happy Holidays to you, your loved ones and your institution!