Mid-America Planned Giving Council

Helping You Make a Difference


Welcome to MAPGC

Mid-America Planned Giving Council MAPGCThe Mid-America Planned Giving Council (MAPGC) is a nonprofit organization incorporated in 1988.  MAPGC was established to help fund development professionals in the Kansas/Missouri region improve their charitable gift planning and management skills.

MAPGC promotes charitable planned giving, advances the education and professional expertise of it’s members and encourages networking and peer-support among our members.  Live programs with a variety of speakers are held regularly and the organization’s annual Building Blocks conference.

Members represent development professionals from a variety of academic, religious, health, cultural, and social organizations as well as consultants such as attorneys, accountants, financial planners, trust administrators, investment specialists and insurance specialists.   MAPGC provides a comfortable and affordable educational forum serving nonprofit organizations and their donors.

Membership in MAPGC Offers Many Benefits

MAPGC is a member of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners (CGP) and subscribes to its Model Standards of Practice.   Full individual membership includes participation in both CGP and MAPGC.   A “local only” membership option is also available.   Click here for further details about membership.

Formed by local planned giving professionals who wanted to educate the public and nonprofits about the benefits of planned giving,  Mid-America Planned Giving Council participated in the planning and formation of the National Committee on Planned Giving (now CGP) in 1988.  In 1991, Kansas City hosted the 4th Annual National Conference.   Today, MAPGC’s membership includes more than 150 professionals from the Kansas City area and surrounding region.

Come learn what many area gift planning professionals and professional advisors already know.   Mid-America Planned Giving Council is one of America’s premier planned giving councils.

Remembering Charity through Lifetime or Estate Giving

MAPGC encourages dialogue among donors, professional advisors, and charity representatives  to plan lifetime gifts that are outright or deferred through life income plans.  In addition, careful consideration should be given to including charitable organizations in estate planning.   Making charitable plans in a will  or other estate plan will help ensure the continued existence of those charities.   A charitable estate plan allows individuals to preserve and pass on values and be remembered for a legacy of giving and caring.

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Philip M. Purcell, JD, Vice President for Planned Giving and Endowment Stewardship at the Ball State University Foundation, Muncie, IN


 This highly interactive seminar will review how to successfully integrate and maximize planned gifts during a comprehensive fundraising campaign.  Specific techniques that will be explained include use of integrated major and planned gift identification, cultivation, recognition and solicitation including coordinated proposals. Strategies to establish campaign and planned gift goals, as well as how to count planned gifts, will be shared. Suggestions for involving the board of directors will be highlighted.

PPP Tracks: Charitable Estate Planning – Approaches to gifts integrating current or deferred components; Marketing – Tools/techniques for identifying donors and inspiring them to make charitable gifts; Management Best practices for running a gift program and communicating value to executive managers.

Phil Purcell currently serves as Vice President for Planned Giving and Endowment Stewardship at the Ball State University Foundation where he recently assisted with the successful completion of a $200 million campaign, of which $65 million in planned gifts was raised.

He teaches courses on Law and Philanthropy, Nonprofit Organization Law and Planned Giving as adjunct faculty for the Indiana University School of Law (Bloomington) and Indiana University School of Philanthropy (Indianapolis).

Phil serves as a member of the Tax Exempt Advisory Council for the Internal Revenue Service (Great Lakes states) and on the editorial advisory board of Planned Giving Today.  He has served on the board of directors for the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, Planned Giving Group of Indiana (past president) and Association of Fundraising Professionals – Indiana (past president).  He is an attorney and member of the American and Indiana State Bar Associations.

Phil received his B.A. degree from Wabash College (magna cum laude)and his J.D. and M.P.A. degrees (with honors) from Indiana University.

Friday, November 14, 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.

JT Cattle Director of Development, Avila University