Planned Giving Members, Prospective Members, Sponsors, and Friends,
I am honored to be the incoming President of the Planned Giving Council of Palm Beach County and I want to acknowledge the leadership provided by Laurie Carney and the Board during an incredibly uncertain time.
Our Chapter, and the PGC at large, has never been more relevant and important. I've come to think of the PGC as one very large, diverse, and best in class advisory professional team. A team that provides abundant opportunities to learn, teach, mentor, and share top quality advice. A team that enables us to advocate, brainstorm, give back to our communities, meet, network and socialize with friends and colleagues all over Palm Beach County.
The changes around us—whether social, political, technological, economic or otherwise—require that we help our clients navigate through new and increasingly complex landscapes, which profoundly impact the companies and organizations we work for and the clients we serve. In many instances, we are responsible to help shape these new landscapes as trusted advisors to help form and influence the charitable giving in the city we live in today. Our terrific community of professionals, including all our sponsors, is a network on which we all have become increasingly reliant upon when facing new challenges and opportunities.
I'm proud of our Chapter's resiliency and successes, particularly in providing more opportunities for meaningful engagement of our members and sponsors, introducing new program topics, and providing professional development and outreach opportunities.
In the year ahead, we will continue these initiatives, as well as add programming designed to stimulate conversation and drive professional development with the hope of continuing to build a vibrant planned giving network in the Palm Beach County area and beyond.
Thank you members for your continued participation and enthusiasm in our professional community, and sponsors for your incredible support and advice.