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Gift Planning Council


Carol Warnick, Gift Planning Council Chair

The Gift Planning Council (GPC) is a national volunteer council of financial and estate-planning professionals. Gift Planning Services formed the GPC in order to:

  • Foster relationships between estate-planning professionals and Philanthropies to facilitate donor inclined giving through planned gifts, and
  • Create a vehicle to exchange information regarding trends in the professional estate planning world and inform professionals and donors of giving opportunities at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its affiliated charities.

The GPC meets biennial at the GPC Seminar and in regional meetings. Now over 1,800 professionals strong, the GPC provides a network of support to professionals and provides a continual exchange of information and techniques to assist you, their client, in accomplishing your charitable desires.

Upcoming Events

Our next event is scheduled to be November 11-12, 2021.

Past Events

Our Gift Planning Council Conference was November 14-15, 2019. 

Visit our GPC Conference 2019 page for a recap of the presentations made by our speakers as the material becomes available.


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Resources for Professionals

Gift Planning Services of Philanthropies seeks to provide information and support to donors interested in making deferred gifts to the Church or any of its related charities or institutions through the following methods:

  • The Planned Giving Design Center— or These web sites are geared toward professionals looking for technical explanations of deferred gift types and functions, as well as up-to-date information on legislation affecting planned giving and news from Philanthropies.
  • Printed Materials. Gift Planning Services also has printed materials available for any professionals who would like to provide this information to their clients. Please contact Gift Planning Services at 877-650-5377 or email for these materials.
  • Biennial Seminars. These seminars explore current issues and trends in estate planning, provide possible continuing education credits, networking opportunities, and current information about what is happening at the Church.

To join the Philanthropies Gift Planning Council, or if you have any questions, please contact Gift Planning Services at 877-650-5377 or email.