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Enrich your council by attending the Council Leadership Summit virtually for a day and a half of engaging, learning and networking. Council leaders will participate in sessions and discussions around council diversity, membership growth and council administration. This is your opportunity to gather the tools and resources that will help you lead your council to success while collaborating with others doing similar work around the country. 


The Council Leadership Summit will take place virtually, June 14-16, 2021, in the Eastern time zone. 

Who Should Attend

CGP encourages council presidents and incoming presidents to attend the Council Leadership Summit. Councils of all sizes and structures should take advantage of this learning opportunity.  Council administrators and other board members would also benefit from attending. 

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Sample Schedule from 2020 

Day 1

7 - 8 p.m.

Welcome Social Hour


Day 2

10:30 10:45 a.m.

Welcome & Introductions

10:45 11:45 a.m. 

Council Best Practices Small Groups

11:45 a.m. 1 p.m.

CGP Business Meeting & Board Slate Vote
CGP Board of Directors

1 – 2 p.m.

Lunch Break

2 – 2:45pm

National Standards for Gift Planning Success
NSGPS Committee Members: Bruce Bigelow, Joe Bull, Christy Eckoff, Kathryn Miree, Nathan Stelter, Barbara Yeager

3 – 4 p.m.

Choice of two breakout sessions: 

Council Sponsorships
James Hohn, New Jersey Council of Charitable Gift Planners and Anna LeBlanc, Dallas Council of Charitable Gift Planners

Membership Recruitment and Retention
Brad Gornto, Charitable Gift Planners of Central Florida Council and Simon Williams, Planned Giving Roundtable of Northern Nevada

4 – 5 p.m.

Choice of two breakout sessions: 

Council Meeting Planning
Brigit Kavanaugh, Northern California Planned Giving Council and Raynal Moore, Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council

Utilizing the Council Board of Directors
Rebecca Bibleheimmer, Northwest Planned Giving Roundtable and Cynthia Randazzo, Mid-America Charitable Gift Planners

5 – 5:45 p.m.

Council Leader Orientation


Day 3

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Session
Rob McPherson, VP for Development and Strategy, Central Indiana Community Foundation and Tamara Winfrey-Harris, VP of Community Engagement and Effective Philanthropy, Central Indiana Community Foundation

11:30 – 1 p.m.

Structured Networking

1 p.m. 


CGP has supported my council by introducing us to an invaluable network of council leadership peers who readily shared ideas for success stories and suggestions for best practices. I left the 2016 Council Summit with so many ideas for adding value to our membership.