The mission of the Washington Planned Giving Council (WPGC) is to increase the quality and quantity of charitable planned gifts by serving as the voice and professional resource for the gift planning community of Western Washington. The WPGC is affiliated with the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning (PPP) which is the leading nationwide organization for gift planning professionals.
With more than 150 non-profit and allied professional members, WPGC is a valuable resource that connects all sectors of the gift planning community. We invite you to join WPGC today.
WPGC Congratulates Howard Johnson on His Induction to the Ameriprise Hall of Fame
Please join the WPGC in congratulating Howard Johnson, CIMA®, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®, on being recently inducted into the Ameriprise Financial Hall of Fame.This award is offered by Ameriprise to recognize exceptional professionals who have achieved years of consistently high performance along with a proven commitment to financial planning and superior client service, and is the highest and most prestigious award they bestow. The Hall of Fame is considered a lifetime achievement award with less than 2% of the financial advisor group having earned this prestigious distinction.
In addition to his professional work, Howard is a person of many interests and talents, which include heli-skiing, piloting his own airplane, boating, and world travel. He also still finds time to volunteer for area non-profits, including the Washington Planned Giving Council. Over the years, Howard has contributed in formal ways, serving as WPGC Treasurer, Vice-President, and President, and informally as a willing resource to all members.
We are very pleased that a member of the WPGC and our professional advisor community has received this high honor and distinction. Congratulations, Howard!
Call for 2015 Luncheon Presenters
The Washington Planned Giving Council is looking for new luncheon presenters for the 2015 calendar year. If you have a one hour presentation that you think would be of educational interest to our membership, please reply to the Request For Proposal application. The application will request information on the primary presenter, as well as a description of the presentation, and benefit to our target audience. Monthly luncheons are held at the Seattle Harbor Club in downtown Seattle, Washington. We will be receiving proposals from July 2014 - September 30, 2014, and will be responding to selected applications by November 1, 2014.