4100 Executive Park Drive
Suite 16
Cincinnati Ohio 45214


Gina Weitzel, president and board chairwoman

FOCUS AREAS: Community development, philanthropy.

MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of the Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council is to increase the quantity and quality of planned giving in our community by providing a forum for education, training and networking among various professional disciplines involved in gift planning, in accordance with The Model Standards of Practice for Charitable Gift Planners.

TOP PROGRAMS: Leave a Legacy Conversation and Coffee, National Philanthropy Day with AFP, Planned Giving on the Run, Voices of Giving Spring Seminar, Advanced Seminar.

The Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council (GCPGC) is a local council of the National Committee on Planned Giving. It is one of the largest and most active planned giving councils in the country. Members include consultants, financial advisors, attorneys and people who raise funds for nonprofit institutions. GCPGC is a professional association for people who develop, market and administer charitable planned gifts. The goal is to help donors throughout Southwestern Ohio and Northern Kentucky leave a legacy through a planned gift to the charities they love. “GCPGC is a local council of the National Committee on Planned Giving,” explains President Gina Weitzel of the University of Cincinnati Foundation. “Ours is one of the largest and most active planned-giving councils in the country. Membership offers a host of benefits including educational seminars and networking opportunities.” In partnership with the Cincinnati Chapter of the Association of Fund Raising Professionals, GCPGC sponsors National Philanthropy Day.
This year’s Nov. 8 event honored more than 200 generous people who donate to or volunteer for nonprofits such as Girl Scouts-Great Rivers Council, Mount Notre Dame High School, the Fine Arts Fund, Cedar Village and Talbert House. The Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council launched LEAVE A LEGACY© in 1997. LEAVE A LEGACY encourages everyone to include the causes they care about in their wills. In a 2000 survey, the National Committee on Planned Giving found that 8 percent of individuals with a will have included a charitable bequest, and an additional 14 percent are planning to do so — an increase of over 285 percent since 1992.