A Member Connect
As the nation’s only nonprofit dedicated to suggesting charitable gift annuity rates, ACGA advances and promotes philanthropy, which benefits donors as well as the charities they support.
Why become a member of ACGA?
What matters most to you?
In order to learn what does matter to our membership, I had a recent conversation with ACGA Member and Director of Planned Giving, Carol Kersten, for Stanford Medicine at Stanford University. Stanford has been one of the longtime members of ACGA in the west. Carol, a professional in planned giving for 33 years and former board member of ACGA, is committed to ACGA and shares her reasons why membership is so vital to her role and to our charitable community.
“Whether a charity is large or small, ACGA looks out for those organizations which offer charitable gift annuities to their constituencies by providing a firm financial basis for approved rates to offer donors. Charities need sound information to provide legitimacy to programs benefitting the entire charitable community. ACGA delivers resources and shared learning opportunities which strengthens each organization, and provides confidence by its professionals to deliver good information to its donors. Because we as professionals get so much from ACGA that we cannot get anywhere else related to individual state-specific guidelines, regulations and much more, I feel an obligation to support ACGA as a Member!”
ACGA members enjoy several benefits including discounts on ACGA’s biennial conference—the longest running conference in the planned giving profession—as well as access to ACGA webinars and white papers for valuable education, training and insight on current trends in gift planning.
By joining ACGA today, or renewing your membership, together we ensure that ACGA is here for us today and in the future.
Donna M. Bandelloni
ACGA, Membership Committee Chair