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MPGC 43rd Annual Conference & Brisk Walk

October 22–24, 2019
Metropolitan State University

Philanthropy in Practice

We invite you to join us at this year’s conference to build on your skills and learn from each other. Whether you are new to your field or want to enhance your expertise, the 2019 MPGC Conference is designed to provide practical takeaways that you will be able to use immediately in your practice.

The conference takes place October 23 and 24 with the popular Brisk Walk Through the Basics of Planned Giving held the day before, October 22. These dates were selected to avoid conflict with Give to the Max Day and National Philanthropy Day.

Plenary Speakers

Walter Bond

Walter Bond – Former NBA basketball player, entrepreneur, business coach, author, and motivational speaker.

Gasby Brown

Gasby Brown – CEO and Executive Consultant of The Gasby Group, Inc. and faculty member of The Fund Raising School at Indiana University’s Center on Philanthropy.

Pamela Davidson

Pamela Davidson, JD – President of Davidson Gift Design specializing in gift planning, planned giving program design and implementation, and training. Nationally recognized speaker in charitable gift planning for over 30 years.

Andrew Dayton

Andrew Dayton – Founder and CEO of the Constellation Fund, a Minneapolis-based grantmaking organization created to fight poverty.

Shanna Hocking

Shanna Hocking, CFRE – Associate Vice President, Individual Giving at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Ross Levin

Ross Levin, CFP – CEO and Founder of Accredited Investors Wealth Management and past chair, University of Minnesota Foundation Board of Trustees. Regular speaker and columnist for the Star Tribune and Financial Advisor Magazine.

Parking Information

Parking is available at the parking ramp on Maria Ave.  

400 Maria Ave
St. Paul, MN 55106
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From the parking ramp, proceed across Maria Ave towards campus. Registration will be in Founders Hall, which is the first building on your left.

Thank You Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

Gray Plant Mooty

Bronze Sponsors

Stelter Group

Tiaa Kaspick

Charging Station Sponsor

PG Calc

Student Scholarship Sponsor

Larkin Hoffman

Conference Materials Sponsor


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Thank You Exhibitors

The American College
Bentz Whaley Flessner
Crescendo Interactive
Gray Plant Mooty
Larkin Hoffman
Pentera, Inc.
PG Calc
Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations
The Stelter Company
Thompson & Associates
TIAA Kaspick
Tic Tac Toe Marketing
Wells Fargo Private Bank

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