About The Western Regional Planned Giving Conference

Twenty-six years ago the Planned Giving Round Table of Southern California (PGRTSC), now the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning of Greater Los Angeles (PPP-LA) started a conference called the Western Regional Planned Giving Conference (WRPGC).  Today, the WRPGC is regarded as one of the premier planned giving conferences in the country.  Participation has grown enormously with attendees as well as sponsors. 

The conference's popularity has grown exponentially among financial planners, accountants, gift planning, and major gift officers, and vice presidents and directors of development.

Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of our 26th annual conference.  Experience firsthand why this conference consistently receives outstanding reviews.   

We offer four tracks throughout the conference focusing on wide range of topics for high-level planned giving professionals to newcomers to our field. In addition, the WRPGC is an excellent value.  The conference includes pre-conference, continuing education credits, two hosted receptions, two breakfasts, one lunch, several networking opportunities, and an exhibit hall.


Please click here for a detailed schedule of the conference.

Conference Handouts
In an effort to be as green as possible, session presentations will NOT be printed.  You have the option to download and print the session handouts you would like to bring with you to the conference.  Click on a link below to download the presentation handouts.

App link to handouts

Website link to handouts


Please click here for speaker information.

Location, Location, Location!


The Westin South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa
686 Anton Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 540-2500

The Westin South Coast Plaza affords guests culturally rich experiences, infusing entertainment, shopping, and the arts with California charm. A pedestrian bridge connects hotel guests to South Coast Plaza, a world-class shopping destination offering 280 upscale boutiques and restaurants.   Enjoy close proximity to John Wayne Airport (SNA) and a complimentary guest shuttle to and from the airport.

Discounted Group Rate of $185/night is available through May 8th, 2017, and is subject to availability. Discounted overnight parking ($12 self and $32 valet).  Click Here to book your reservation.

Registration Fees

On or Before May 12th
PPP-LA Member/NPGC $325
Non-Member $405
Register & Join PPP-LA* $390
After May 12th
PPP-LA Member/NPGC $375
Non-Member $455
Register & Join PPP-LA* $440


Wednesday Only


Thursday Only
PPP-LA Member/NPGC $215
Non-Member $240
Friday Only
PPP-LA Member/NPGC $190
Non-Member $215


* Register & Join PPP-LA registration option is available to new members only.


The Partnership for Philanthropic Planning of Greater Los Angeles (PPP-LA) is offering three professional scholarships for the 2017 Western Regional Planned Giving Conference to be held May 31 - June 2, 2017, at the Westin South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, California. Please click here for additional information and to apply.

Exhibiting & Sponsorship Opportunities

Over the past 26 years, the Western Regional Planned Giving Conference (WRPGC) has earned a well-deserved reputation as one of the most stimulating and worthwhile educational opportunities for gift planning and other allied professionals across California and the western United States.

This year is no exception. The 2017 WRPGC will provide the opportunity to gather with gift planning officers, major gift officers, directors of development, vice presidents, executive directors, and chief development officers from a wide array of organizations. Past attendees hailed from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, University of California, Los Angeles, the Alzheimer’s Association, California Community Foundation, Pepperdine University, Stanford University, and many others, covering a wide spectrum of organizational sizes and missions. Find out firsthand what they need from vendors, and use this opportunity to educate conference attendees on how they can use your products and services.

The Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning is pleased to invite you and your colleagues to join us as a sponsor at the 26th Western Regional Planned Giving Conference.  Please click here for the Sponsorship Prospectus or contact PPP-LA administrator, Jerry Packer, to discuss sponsorship opportunities.

Continuing Education

The Partnership for Philanthropic Planning of Greater Los Angeles is approved as a continuing education provider of MCLE credit by the State Bar of California; CPE continuing education credits for CPAs; CSPG continuing education credits for Planned Giving; CFRE continuing education credits for Fund Raising Executives. An application for continuing education credits for CFP® is submitted when the course content is within the CFP® Board guidelines.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations will be accepted until 5:00 p.m., May 14, 2017.  A $50 administrative fee will be imposed. No refunds will be given if cancellation notice is received after 5:00 p.m., May 14, 2017.