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Houston, TX 77056
Advocating for the Future of Charitable Gift Planning
Morning Session: 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Advocacy is central to the CGP mission extending beyond government relations. CGP advocates not only for a positive tax environment for the charitable sector but also in support of its members and the field of charitable gift planning. Learn how CGP addresses advocacy and partners with others in the sector to maximize its influence on issues important to CGP members. Also, recent changes within the organization to improve services to members will be discussed as well as how national and councils complement and work together to provide a comprehensive member experience.
Post-Election Legislative Update
Luncheon Session: 11:30-1:00 p.m.
This presentation will discuss elements of the Trump tax proposal and report on any new activity related to tax reform. Updates on current legislative activity as well as issues of interest affecting the charitable sector will be presented.
Speaker: Michael Kenyon, President & CEO
National Association of Charitable Gift Planners
As president and CEO of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners, Michael strives to create an environment where CGP’s 8,000 members can come together to educate, learn, network and advocate for the distinguished profession of charitable gift planning. Working closely with the CGP board, Michael helps develop and champion the organization’s strategic vision, ensuring that CGP’s budget, staff and priorities are aligned with its mission to serve charitable gift planners and bring to life the art and science of charitable gift planning. It’s Michael’s job to navigate change, foster innovation and bring people together to build a healthy and successful organization.
Before joining CGP, Michael served as the executive director of the Percussive Arts Society. For 11 years, he led this international music service organization that serves 7,500+ members, 50 U.S. chapters and 28 international chapters. Among many successful initiatives, he led the organization through development of a new facility for the Rhythm! Discovery Center, a museum and educational space that USA Today named one of the top places in the United States for hands-on music making.
Michael holds B.M. and M.M. degrees from Arizona State University and began his professional life as a musician before transitioning into arts and nonprofit administration. He has worked with St. Martin’s Hospitality Center for the homeless, Celebrate Youth and the New Mexico Jazz Workshop.
Michael currently serves as vice-president for the Charitable IRA Initiative, is a member of the board of directors for the Percussive Arts Society and serves on the steering committee for Music Crossroads, a strategic initiative focused on advancing quality of life in Indianapolis through the performing arts.