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MPGC 39th Annual Conference

2015 Minnesota Planned Giving Conference

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MPGC's 39th Annual Conference & Brisk Walk
November 17-19, 2015
St. Paul RiverCentre

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Chuck Semrow    Dawn Fish

Welcome from Chuck Semrow, CFRE, University of Minnesota Foundation and Dawn M. Fish, CFRE, Dunwoody College of Technology
Co-Chairs, 2015 MPGC Conference

Inspiring Vision, Values, and Legacies

Your professional growth is important to us. Build your network by attending the MN Planned Giving Conference this year. The conference committee has been working diligently for months to make the 2015 conference the best you’ve seen yet. You can expect a variety of timely topics presented by sought-after national and local speakers, at an affordable price. We will also be utilizing a mobile app and social media to enhance your conference experience.


Registration Information

The 39th Annual MPGC Conference features leading national and local experts who will inform, inspire and challenge you to enhance your skills and expand your knowledge in planned giving. This nationally-recognized conference offers a rich variety of information in areas that are key to our profession along with quality networking with experienced colleagues and advisors from your community.

Registration includes access to all applicable sessions, continental breakfasts, lunch, refreshment breaks, conference materials and certification credits (CFRE, CLE, CFP, CTFA) upon approval. On-site registration will be an additional $15 to the cost of regular admission.

Registration Rates:

Best Value
(by 9/30)
(after 9/30)

Conference only






Brisk Walk only






Conference + Brisk Walk






MPGC Membership + Conference






Guest cost per plenary session


**NOTE: For more than 2 guests, please use the downloadable form.

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Thank You to Our Sponsor/Exhibitors


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US Bank


Securian        US Bank


Stelter Company


US Bank                US Bank


New York Life Insurance




  • ASI Signage Innovations 
  • Cornerstone Private Asset Trust Company, LLC
  • Crescendo Interactive, Inc.
  • Minnesota Philanthropy Partners
  • Pentera, Inc.
  • PG Calc Incorporated
  • Thompson & Associates

We invite you to take advantage of this terrific opportunity. Event sponsors and exhibitors are selected on a first-come, first-served, and space-available basis. Preference of space will be determined by level of sponsorship. As always, every effort is made to ensure your choice of sponsorship level and exhibit space. Because sponsorships and exhibit space fill quickly, we encourage you to respond soon.

Download Sponsor/Exhibitor Registration (PDF)

Sponsor/Exhibitor Registration (online)

Featured Plenaries

Bill Dedman, co-author of Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune

Kathleen E. Loehr, Principal; Kathleen Loehr & Associates

Martha A. Taylor, Vice President of the University of Wisconsin Foundation; UW Madison

Jerold Panas, Founding Partner of Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners – one of the nation’s most highly regarded firms in the field of campaign services and financial resource development

Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page. Justice Page will soon be retiring from the Supreme Court and will be devoting time to his private foundation, the Page Educational Foundation.

Bruce Flessner, Principal; Bentz Whaley Flessner Management Consulting

For full speaker information please click here.

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Why Should You Attend?

  • Outstanding faculty and program that incorporates great national speakers while continuing to highlight our local expertise.
  • Unmatched Networking with high-caliber colleagues, non-profit executives and advisors.
  • Fantastic venue, meals and refreshments included with your registration fee!
  • Convenient accommodations for out-of-metro attendees.

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JOIN MPGC now to and receive member conference rates.
Join online or download, complete and mail or fax in the member application with payment, then register for the conference online as a member. It's that easy!

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With written cancellation notice, received by Oct. 15, 2015, you will receive a full refund, less a $25 administrative charge. Cancellations after Oct. 15, 2015 are non-refundable. Notices of cancellation must be faxed to the MPGC office at 651-290-2266. No shows will be billed.

Please note: Your completion of registration indicates your permission to be recorded. Please direct any requests for reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) to Carissa Wolf at 651-265-7849.

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St. Paul RiverCentre
175 W Kellogg Blvd, St Paul, MN 55102
(651) 265-4800

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