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2017 MPGC Annual Conference

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

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MPGC's 41st Annual Conference & Brisk Walk
November 14-16, 2017
St. Paul RiverCentre

Philanthropy in Practice

We invite you to join us at this year’s conference to build on your skills and learn from each other.

  • 75 percent of last year’s conference attendees strongly agree that our annual conference is a valuable professional development experience.
  • “Spending time at the conference focusing on relevant topics in our profession, hearing best practices, and sharing with one another is time well spent. Being with colleagues new and old is always energizing” – 2016 attendee

Whether you are new to your field or want to enhance your expertise, the 2017 conference is designed to provide practical takeaways that you will be able to use immediately in your practice.

Registration Information

Registration for the 41st Anniversary Conference is now open! New this year – group & retiree rates! Send four or more representatives from your company and receive a discount on your registration. Special pricing is also available for retirees. Retirees must fill out this PDF form to recieve the discount. In order to receive the group discount, you must fill out the Group Registration PDF form and send all of your registration names in at the same time. This discount only applies to full conference rate. It does not include brisk walk, one day conference, membership, or guest tickets.

Remember to invite a colleague, board member or volunteer to join you at one of the plenary sessions. Fee includes breakfast or lunch.

Register online or Download the PDF Form

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Registration Rates:

Best Value
(by 9/29)
(after 9/29)

Conference only






Brisk Walk only






Conference + Brisk Walk






MPGC Membership + Conference






One Day Conference






Retiree (Full Conference)






Brisk Walk + One Day Conference






**NOTE: For more than 2 guests, please use the downloadable form. To register for a plenary session-only, please use the downloadable form.

With written cancellation notice, received by Oct. 13, 2017, you will receive a full refund, less a $25 administrative charge. Cancellations after Oct. 13, 2017 are non-refundable. Notices of cancellation must be faxed to the MPGC office at 651-290-2266. No shows will be billed

Featured Plenaries

Bryan Clontz, CFP, CAP, President, Charitable Solutions, LLC

Nathan Dungan, Founder and President,Share Save Spend

Danielle Oristian York, Director, 21/64

Jim Hodge, Associate Vice Chancellor, University of Colorado

Robert Sharpe, Chairman, Sharpe Group

David Schultz, Professor, Hamline University; Political Analyst

For full speaker information please click here.

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Thank You to Our Sponsors/Exhibitors

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Bronze Sponsors


Scholarship Sponsor



General Sponsors



Advertising Sponsors




Bremer Wealth Management
Crescendo Interactive, Inc.
Fidelity Charitable
Gray Plant Mooty
Larkin Hoffman Daly & Lindgren Ltd.
The Saint Paul & Minnesota Community Foundations
State Street Global Advisors
The Stelter Company
Thompson & Associates
TIAA Kaspick
U.S. Bank Charitable Services
Wells Fargo Private Bank


Continuing Education Credits

MPGC has applied for the following continuing education credits at this year’s Annual Conference:

  • Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) – Maximum of 11.25 Credits Approved
  • Continuing Legal Education (CLE) – Maximum of 11.25 Credits Approved
  • Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) – Maximum of 8.75 Credits Approved
  • Certified Financial Credits (CFP) – Pending Approval


JOIN MPGC now to 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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