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2016 MPGC Annual Conference

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

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MPGC's 40th Annual Conference & Brisk Walk
November 15-17, 2016
St. Paul RiverCentre


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2016 MPGC Conference

Welcome from Dawn M. Fish, CFRE, Dunwoody College of Technology and Alex Bakkum, US Bank
Co-Chairs, 2016 MPGC Conference

40 years of Promoting Philanthropy Through Planned Giving

For 40 years, MPGC has been bringing an annual conference to gift planners, professional fundraisers, attorneys and financial advisors from across Minnesota and far beyond. Providing a two-day conference centered upon your professional growth is important to us.

This year, your conference committee is working diligently to deliver a conference that exceeds the longstanding reputation of MPGC’s annual gathering. This is a tall order, but not too tall for the ambitious, experienced professionals who are volunteering their time and talent on this year’s conference committee. We are confident that the roster of plenary speakers and breakouts we are able to offer exemplifies the finest breadth, depth and scope of relevant speakers available at an outstanding value. Your previous conference feedback guided our process. We hope you will gain new insights and knowledge, and feel inspired and motivated by what you experience at this, the 40th MPGC Annual Conference.

We are grateful and glad that you will consider joining us for the 40th Anniversary MPGC Annual Conference. We look forward to seeing you November 16-17 at St. Paul RiverCentre, preceded by the A Brisk Walk Through the Basics of Planned Giving on November 15.

Featured Plenaries

Penelope Burk, author of Donor Centered Leadership:What it Takes to build a high-performance fundraising team

MN Supreme Court Justice Lorie Gildea, on behalf of the Conservator Account Auditing Program and prevention of financial abuse of vulnerable adults

Dr. Eddie Thompson, CEO, Thompson & Associates, nationally known expert in nonprofit management and charitable estate planning

Dr. Jackie Copeland-Carson, founder of Black Philanthropy Month and Pan-African Women’s Philanthropy Network

Russell James, JD, Ph.D., CFP, Texas Tech Dept. of Personal Financial Planning and nationally renowned gift planning author

For full speaker information please click here.

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Thank You to Our Sponsors/Exhibitors

Presenting Sponsor

Platinum Anniversary Sponsor

Gray Plant Mooty Larkin Hoffman Logo

Gold Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

Scholarship Sponsor



General Sponsors



Schedule-at-a-Glance Sponsor

Charging Station Sponsor


  • ASI Signage Innovations
  • Bremer Wealth Management
  • Crescendo Interactive, Inc.
  • Minnesota Philanthropy Partners
  • National Parkinson Foundation Minnesota
  • PG Calc
  • Thompson & Associates


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