Fast Facts

Changing Lives – Transforming Communities


The Council’s mission is to provide educational and collaborative opportunities to help professional fundraisers and donor advisors create meaningful charitable giving experiences for donors.

The Council’s vision is to unite the gift planning community in best serving the charitable planning needs of donors and clients by creating meaningful charitable giving experiences for their organizations, members, and clients.

Founded in 1998, the Council is one of more than 108 local councils of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners (formerly the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning and previously the National Committee on Planned Giving) which includes more than 10,000 members nationwide.

Serving more than 200 professionals throughout the year, the Council’s 64 members (60% non-profit and 40% for-profit members) and more than 125 regular visitors include professional fundraisers and executive directors who represent educational, healthcare, arts & culture, human services & welfare charitable institutions as well as certified public accountants, estate attorneys, financial planners, insurance professionals, trust advisors and wealth advisors who serve their clients.

The Council is committed to presenting excellent programs featuring engaging and authoritative speakers on a broad range of topics to help members and visitors enhance their understanding and practice of gift planning.

The Council conducts 13 educational programs each year including 9 luncheon meetings, 2 brown bag lunches and 2 webinars.

The Planned Giving Council of San Antonio, in fulfillment of its mission to promote donor philanthropy through gifts in one’s estate, offers a free community resource in Bexar and surrounding counties. We will make professional and knowledgeable speakers available to your civic, legal, financial and other non-profit organizations to promote the concept of planned giving.

The Council seeks partners to help sustain and enhance its educational programming.

Please visit our “About PGCSA” section to learn more about the council and how you can join this growing organization.

If you have questions about PGCSA membership, contact Vice President/Membership Alex Castañeda or Roland G. Mazuca.

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