Membership in Northern Illinois Planned Giving Council is open to all professionals working in the fieldĀ of Planned Giving.

The Council meets quarterly, and provides educational opportunities for a range of skill levels in Planned Giving.

Benefits of membership:

  • Quarterly education meetings conducted by leading planned Giving experts
  • Networking and mentoring opportunities
  • Continuing education on Planned Giving topics
  • Opportunities to develop stronger relationships with allied professionals and donor advisors
  • Elevating Planned Giving as a profession
  • Reduced fees for educational programs

Some programs may be eligible for CFRE and other continuing education credits.

Annual dues for membership in the Northern Illinois Planned Giving Council (NIPGC) are $60 per year. Annual dues to join the National Association of Gift Planners ( are $150. National Association of Gift Planners membership is not a requirement of NIPGC membership.

Membership information:

Northern Illinois Planned Giving Council Members

Alpine Bank

Alpine Trust and Investment Group

Beloit College

Beloit Health System Foundation

Boylan Catholic High School

Carpenter’s Place

Crusader Community Health Foundation

Discovery Center Museum

FHN Foundation

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP


Natural Land Institute

Northern Illinois Hospice Foundation

Northern Illinois University Foundation

Northwestern Mutual

Pathfinder Wealth Management

Provenza Consulting


Remedies Renewing Lives

Rockford Area Literacy Council

Rockford Christian Schools

Rockford Park District Foundation

Rockford Symphony Orchestra

Rockford University


Stateline Youth for Christ

Steven Schou, CFP

SwedishAmerican Foundation

The Rosecrance Foundation

United Way of Rock River Valley

Wesley Willows Corporation

YMCA of Rock River Valley