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ACGA In Touch
A Word from the Chair, Rebecca Locke
Did you know that for 91 years the American Council on Gift Annuities (ACGA) has been the country's only non-profit dedicated to suggesting maximum charitable gift annuity rates?   This work benefits donors as well as the charities that they support by advancing and promoting responsible philanthropy.
Have You Renewed Your Membership?
Your membership is critical to advancing the ACGA’s mission of promoting responsible philanthropy—we hope you will take the opportunity to renew if you haven't done so already. Our new membership year started July 1, 2018 and goes through June 30, 2019.

The ACGA’s work benefits donors as well as the charities that they support. Your ACGA membership allows our volunteer board to continue the essential work we’ve been doing for over 90 years.

We hope you will take advantage of these exclusive member benefits:

  • Online Directory Listing with website link
  • Electronic Rates Report and Brochures
  • Discounted Purchase Price on Printed Rates Brochures
  • Electronic ACGA Survey Reports
  • State Regulation Information
  • Online educational resources and much more!
  • To view a full list of ACGA member benefits, click here.
ACGA Member Spotlight
Why ACGA Membership is Important: Chatting with Bryan Clontz, Ph.D, CFP, CAP

When asked why ACGA membership is important, Bryan Clontz, President of Charitable Solutions, LLC, stated that he believes strongly in supporting ACGA’s mission because the important work of the ACGA has been relied upon by planned giving professionals for years. The ACGA is not only important for those who issue charitable gift annuities, but for any person or organization that provides counsel for gift planners, board members, and donors.
Inside the ACGA Board: Crystal Thompkins
I recently had the opportunity to speak with fellow ACGA Board member and author of this month’s article on CGA metrics, Crystal T. Thompkins, of BNY Mellon Wealth Management Planned Giving, about the ACGA, the hallmarks of a strong gift planning and charitable gift annuity program, and how she sees philanthropy and gift planning changing in the coming years.
Key Metrics for Charitable Gift Annuity Pools
Charitable gift annuities (CGAs) are a popular component of many non-profits’ planned giving programs. Non-profits benefit from long-lasting donor stewardship that can result in impactful gifts, helping to further the organizations’ missions. CGAs are appealing to donors because they are simple to understand, establish and fund, and they provide the security of a lifetime fixed income stream. 

While CGA programs can benefit donors and charitable organizations alike, there are risks associated with these programs. Understanding these risks, evaluating several key metrics and putting the right processes in place can help improve the likelihood of a CGA pool's viability over time.
ACGA Suggested Maximum Rates: Moving Higher
On June 14th, the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners (CGP) and the American Council on Gift Annuities (ACGA) held a free members-only webinar.

What goes into the ACGA’s suggested maximum rates? Why are the suggested maximum rates increasing? What are the implications for donors and charities?

In this webinar, Dave Ely, the Chair of the ACGA’s Rates Committee, address these questions and more. Take moment to view the archive of this informative members-only webinar on the ACGA website.
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