Upcoming events:

February 28, 2019 Annual Conference on Gift Planning with Kevin Crilly, J.D. and Dylan Hendricks, J.D., UC Berkeley

April 18, 2019 Lunch presentation

July 18, 2019 Lunch presentation

October 17, 2019 Lunch presentation

Past events:

January 17, 2019 Annual Meeting and IRA Charitable Rollover Presentation

August 30, 2018 Learn to Speak Gift Planning by Scott R. Lumpkin (webinar with a local moderator)

March 1, 2018 Annual Conference on Gift Planning with Kim Klein, Klein & Roth Consulting and Greg Sharkey, The Nature Conservancy (co-hosted with Hawaii Community Foundation, UH Foundation)

January 12, 2018 Annual Meeting and Luncheon for HGPC members

November 1, 2017 How to Connect with Wealth Managers & Professional Advisors (part of National Philanthropy Day Conference)

August 3, 2017 Blended Gifts Increase Donor Satisfaction with Charles Schultz, President/CEO, Crescendo Interactive, Inc. (co-hosted with Hawaii Community Foundation, Child & Family Service)

May 17, 2017 Developing a Marketing Plan that Fits Your Time & Budget (co-hosted with Hawaii Community Foundation)

March 9, 2017 Annual Conference on Gift Planning with Jay Frost, Senior Partner, Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners (co-hosted with Hawaii Community Foundation, UH Foundation, The Salvation Army)

January 20, 2017 Annual Meeting and Luncheon for HGPC members

August 11, 2016 AFP Aloha Chapter Education Session: Legacy Conversations: Give Beyond Your Years

May 12 & 26, 2016 The Fundamentals of Planned Giving by Craig Wruck (2 part rebroadcast series with a local moderator)

March 10, 2016 Annual Conference on Gift Planning with Anne Melvin, Director of Training & Education, Alumni Affairs & Development, Harvard University (co-hosted with Hawaii Community Foundation, UH Foundation)

November 17, 2015 3-session planned giving track at National Philanthropy Day

September 29, 2015 Understanding a Donor’s Perspective

August 13, 2015 Bequests: A Gift Anyone Can Make


Hawaii Gift Planning Council 2019 Annual Conference @ Waialae Country Club
Feb 28 @ 10:15 am – 5:00 pm

Hawaii Gift Planning Council 2019 Annual Conference

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Waialae Country Club

Co-hosted by:

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Conference Timeline

10:15 a.m. Check-in begins

10:35 a.m. Welcome remarks

10:45 a.m. Gift Planning Explained and Money Talk

A high level overview of planned giving gift types ALL fundraisers should know, including but not limited to IRA charitable rollovers, will/living trust gifts (bequests), beneficiary designations, charitable gift annuities, and charitable remainder trusts. Followed by an exploration of the different relationships we each have with money, how “the rich” interact differently with money, and how to move beyond individual biases to get to the ask.

12:00 p.m. Buffet lunch

12:45 p.m. How to Implement Your Gift Planning Program Today and Tax Issues for Core Planned Gifts

From soup to nuts, learn how to prepare your fundraising program to work with pledges, will/living trust gifts (bequests), beneficiary designations, IRA charitable rollovers and expand your gift planning services. Explore the opportunities of working with community foundations and professional trustees on more complex gifts. The provided outline will cover how to get the most out of realized gifts including: evaluating gifts before acceptance, accepting and acknowledging gifts, working with trustees, requesting and reviewing accountings, and determining when to pursue litigation.

2:00 p.m. Solving Donor Problems Using Complex Planned Gifts

Learn about various techniques using complex planned gifts, such as charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts, to solve donor problems. Dive deeper with discussions of various case studies (e.g. real property, partial interests, and mortgage issues).

3:00 p.m. Hiccups and Hazards – Real Stories from the Gift Planning Trenches

Kevin will share a few lessons learned during his 25-year gift planning career. Participants are encouraged to share their stories, successes, and lessons learned.

3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Pau Hana/Networking

Meet your peers and enjoy a live sushi bar and cocktails.

*HGPC is an Approved Provider of CFRE Credits for Approved Educational Offerings

ADA: We require a minimum 5 business days notice for ADA requests. While we will make our best efforts to provide requested accommodations, we reserve the right to decline to provide or provide substitute accommodations if the request is (1) untimely; and/or (2) unduly burdensome to our organization as defined under the ADA.


Kevin T. Crilly, J.D., Executive Director, Office of Gift Planning, UC Berkeley

Kevin T. Crilly, J.D. is a top-tier strategic and tactical gift planning professional at the University of California, Berkeley, the premier public university in the U.S. with one of the largest gift planning programs nationwide. As the Executive Director of the Office of Gift Planning for 14 years, Kevin has led the gift planning efforts at Cal with a team of 18 talented professionals who facilitated more than $1.4 billion in new outright, life income, and estate and bequest commitment gifts. He oversees $142 million in planned giving assets under management. In his 25-year career, Kevin also led the gift planning efforts for The Nature Conservancy’s California program, San Francisco Ballet, and Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles.

Kevin received his undergraduate degree from George Washington University, Washington, DC and his juris doctor degree from the University of Maine School of Law. After law school, he served four years of active duty in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He is a member the California and Maine State Bars (inactive), the Northern California Planned Giving Council and the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners.


Who Should Attend:

Gift Officers

Advancement Professionals

Executive Directors

Board Members




Early bird registration by February 15: Member: $100/person, Non-member: $150/person

Regular registration after February 15: Member: $150/person, Non-member: $175/person

Non-member group rate (6 or more): $140/person

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