Who We Are

The South Carolina Planned Giving Council exists to unite the planned giving community in best serving the charitable planning needs of donors and clients. Our goal is to facilitate, coordinate, and encourage the education and training of the planned giving community, and to promote a collaborative effort among members of the legal, financial, and development communities in serving the charitable, financial, and estate planning needs of donors and clients.

Founded in 1993, SCPGC is one of more than 100 local councils of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners (CGP), which includes approximately 10,000 members nationwide.

The need for expertise in charitable gift planning has become an important consideration for financial and estate planners nationwide. The onset of the largest intergenerational transfer of wealth in history combined with the changing array of tax considerations and financial opportunities have led to phenomenal growth and interest in the field of charitable gift planning.

Attorneys, accountants, development officers, financial advisors and insurance executives can all benefit from SCPGC’s range of services. We invite you to become involved in the community of gift planners, representing a range of professions in and around the State of South Carolina.

The information contained on this site is not intended as legal or tax advice and is provided solely for informational purposes to the members of the South Carolina Planned Giving Council.

When Giving Is All We Have

We give because someone gave to us.
We give because nobody gave to us.

We give because giving has changed us.
We give because giving could have changed us.

We have been better for it,
We have been wounded by it—

Giving has many faces: It is loud and quiet,
Big, though small, diamond in wood-nails.

Its story is old, the plot worn and the pages too,
But we read this book, anyway, over and again:

Giving is, first and every time, hand to hand,
Mine to yours, yours to mine.

You gave me blue and I gave you yellow.
Together we are simple green. You gave me

What you did not have, and I gave you
What I had to give—together, we made

Something greater from the difference.

-Alberto Rios, 1952