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MGPA 44th Annual Conference & Brisk Walk

October 28-29, 2020



I’m Dana Holt, your current MGPA board chair. If you’re like me, you absolutely love annual conference. To me, it’s like homecoming week. I get to see all my favorite colleagues in one place to learn and spend time together.

Unfortunately, this year we don’t know whether getting together will be safe. So, after a LOT of consideration we’ve decided to take the conference virtual.

MGPA volunteers are working tirelessly to combine the best speakers, the best content, and the very best in virtual conference technology.

Our goal is to give you as many of the things you love about an in-person conference in a virtual setting because as an MGPA member, you deserve the same value you’ve come to expect from this organization. We want you to know you can depend on MGPA.

The conference is scheduled for October 28-29. Stay tuned for more news as the details come together and thank you so much for being a member of the biggest and best planned giving council in America!

Dana Holt, JD AEP® CAP®
MGPA Board Chair

Philanthropy in Practice

We invite you to join us virtually 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 2020 MGPA Conference is designed to provide practical takeaways that you will be able to use immediately in your practice.

The conference takes place October 28 and 29 with the popular Brisk Walk Through the Basics of Planned Giving held the week before, October 23. 

Here's a snapshot of our plenary speakers, with additional speakers and breakouts to be announced.

Plenary Speakers

Dave Coffaro - strategic advisor, executive coach, keynote speaker and author 

Russell James, J.D., Ph.D., CFP®Russell James, J.D., Ph.D., CFP® – Professor, Texas Tech University

Maria De La Cruz & Mary Deloire -  Headwaters Foundation for Justice


Acooa EllisAcooa Lee Ellis – Senior Vice President of Community Impact, Greater Twin Cities United Way


Sarah Nathan

Sarah K. Nathan, Ph.D. – Associate Director, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy


Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE  – Fundraising Consultant, Amy Eisenstein LLC

Eddie Thompson, Ed.D., FCEP – CEO of Thompson & Associates





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