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A Letter From The President

05/04/2021 10:59 AM | Anonymous

Dear Charitable Gift Planners of Northeast New York Member,

These are extraordinary times. During this COVID-19 pandemic we are all reminded about what is most important to us – our families, friends, and neighbors. And just as important is also the mission of our work and all the work we do to advance philanthropy in our region. Whether you are fundraising for a health care system, feeding people on the frontline, educating the future, or protecting members of our community from violence, all our missions are so important to the health and wellbeing of our society.

In this ever-changing world, we have had to adapt and persist. Whether it is your remote work environment, virtual donor meetings, reimagining your events or a recommitment to the core mission of your organization, your work on the frontlines makes a difference. And the Charitable Gift Planners of Northeastern New York is here to support you and help you adjust to some of the greatest challenges in fundraising. And like you, we have pivoted what we do to meet the challenges of our mission in today’s environment.

Together, as we face our world’s most challenging crisis, I want to let you know the Charitable Gift Planners of Northeastern New York is a resource for you:

Now would be a great time to work with one of our Mentors if you are a beginner and would like some training, or if you want help with a challenge. Please contact Art Tracy at He is the Chair of our Mentoring Program and would he happy to help you.

If you are interested in sponsoring one of our Fall programs, please reach out and congratulate our newest Board member, Jessica Rubin at She is Chair of our Sponsorship Committee.

If you have an idea for a program or topic you would like to see, please contact Karl Cote, Chair of our Programming Committee. Karl can be reached at

If you have a Membership question, please reach out to Kim Heunemann at and she can help you.

If you would like to reach out to our Nominations Committee to discuss potential Board or Committee work, please contact Kathie Ziobrowski at

We thank you for your interest in the Charitable Gift Planners of Northeastern New York. If you are a member, thank you. We appreciate your investment in the profession and ensuring we all have the tools to do the best job possible! If you are not a member, we hope you will consider joining us as we endeavor to provide the best resources possible for you to advance the great work on your organization.

Please feel free to reach out to me at if you have any questions. Most of all, may you, your friends and family stay healthy and safe during this time.


​James Kellerhouse

President, Board of Directors

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