HRGPC membership includes gift-planning professionals from a variety of academic, religious, health, cultural, environmental and social organizations. Consultants and advisors such as attorneys, accountants, financial and estate planners, trust administrators, and investment and insurance specialists are also members.

Greater expertise means better communication with donors and clients, and increased support to the charitable institutions. We strive to:

  • promote gift planning
  • advance the education and professional expertise of council members
  • encourage networking and support among our members

Click here for a membership application.

All meetings take place from 4pm – 6pm at the Cavalier Golf and Yacht Club (off Laskin Rd and Birdneck),
1052 Cardinal Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
*Subject to change so be sure to check the announcement flyer

2015 Seminar/Reception Schedule

January 8, 2015
Update on Planned Giving Tax Strategies
Presented by Jennifer Pierson, Cherry Bekaert
Sponsored by Cherry Bekaert LLP
Download the PowerPoint presentation here.

March 12, 2015
Donor Relations the Disney Way
Presented by Wayne Olson, Director of Planned Giving
The University of the South
Sponsored by Hampton Roads Community Foundation

May 14, 2015
How to Keep Your Donor Information Safe
Presented by Sharon Nelson and John Simek, Sensei Enterprises
Sponsored by the B.M Stanton Foundation

July 9, 2015
Educating Nonprofit Boards on Fundraising
Presented by: Keith Curtis, Founder/President, The Curtis Group
Sponsored by Waypoint Advisors

September 10, 2015
How the Local Economy May Affect Planned Gifts
Presented by Gary Wagner, ODU
Sponsored by Wolcott Rivers Gates

November 12, 2015
Women and Philanthropy
Presented by Ellen Spong, Philanthropic Services at Wells Fargo
Sponsored by Dixon Hughes Goodman


A very special thank you to The Birdsong Charitable Foundation for their generous support of the Hampton Roads Gift Planning Council. This gift will help educate our local community on the importance of a planned gift.


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