Dear Members:

The Northern California Planned Giving Council was founded by remarkable individuals who over decades have made tremendous contributions to the Council. One of those individuals was Phil Murphy. Sadly, Phil passed away in December.

Phil was a Convener of the Every So Often Club. ESOC, as it was called then, was Northern California Planned Giving Council’s predecessor organization -- which itself preceded even the national organization! When ESOC formed its first official Board in 1988, Phil was a member. He served as its President in 1992-93. He contributed to the creation of both our annual conference and the Basics of Planned Giving course, for which he was an instructor every year through this past fall, and he was the first recipient of this council’s Phil Hoffmire Service Award. Phil will be remembered in the planned giving community not only for his contributions to this Council, his integrity, and the organizations he helped to thrive, but also for his inspiration and for his impact on his colleagues and on future generations of planned giving practitioners. (A memorial service will be held on Sunday, February 11th, 2:30 pm at St Vincent's School for Boys located at 1 St Vincent's Dr, San Rafael, CA 94903. Reception to follow service.)

To honor him, the Council is establishing the Founders’ Fund. The fund will carry on Phil’s legacy by supporting our work - Phil’s life work - of educating planned giving professionals.

If you would like to contribute to ongoing NCPGC programming and events in memory of Phil, please donate by clicking the button below:
Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Warmest regards,


Linda Solow Bouwer
On behalf of the Board of Directors
Northern California Planned Giving Council
9630 Bruceville Road, #106-319
Elk Grove, CA 95757
415-738-8438
info@NCPGCouncil.org