Charitable Gift Planners West Virginia (CGPWV) is a professional association for non-profit development officers and allied professionals. Our purpose is to educate members about charitable gift planning, advance the mission of non-profit organizations that employ them, and better serve the philanthropic goals of our donors and clients.
CGPWVI is the West Virginia affiliate of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners (CGP), the professional association for those whose work involves developing, marketing, administering and advising charitable planned gifts. Originally created in 1988 as the National Committee on Planned Giving (NCPG), the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners (CGP) is a 501(c)(3) public charity whose mission is to help people and organizations create charitable giving experiences that are the most meaningful in achieving both charitable mission and the philanthropic, financial, family and personal goals of the donor.
CGP achieves its mission through research, education, advocacy, community dialogue and the setting of standards and best practices in philanthropic planning. CGP strives to engage all constituents in the charitable gift planning process: planned giving and major gifts professionals, nonprofit managers and trustees, financial and estate planners, trust managers and administrators.
CGPWV has the highest caliber of resources available to provide continuing education and professional networking to the gift planning professionals in our community.
By naming a nonprofit organization in your will, you have the capacity to foster and continue the values important to you and your family. And you are helping to serve your community by sustaining the quality of life that makes your community and the communities of central Appalachia very appealing places to live, work and raise families.
When you value a nonprofit's work, you help it meet its annual financial needs. Once you have truly embraced its vision and come to count on its making a difference in our community far into the future, you want to ensure that its financial strength will be sustained after the measure of your own lifetime.
The charities in our region work in the present but look to the future. They understand that they must build their endowments, so that they are on a stable footing to meet the challenges and opportunities that the future will deliver. Your legacy -- your bequest, trust, or other planned gift -- helps the charities you support now to meet these long-term needs.
Gifts made through your estate tell the world about the people and institutions you loved and valued in your life. Include the charities you care about. Let them, and your neighbors, know that you believe their work makes a difference, and that it will continue to make a difference in the community for generations to come.