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ACGA In Touch is our electronic newsletter featuring educational articles, current information on state regulations, rates updates, conference news and more.

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In Touch Archive

View our past newsletters:

  • Spring 2017
    A Word From the Lead Co-Chair, A Member Connect, Charitable Gift Annuities Survey Underway - Help Us Meet Our Goal, ACGA 33rd Conference - Planning Underway, Frank Minton Leadership Academy Update, ACGA Welcomes New Board Members - Class of 2019, A Case Study: Charitable Gift Annuity Funded with Appreciated Assets, State Agents Needed  
  • Summer 2016
    A Word From the Lead Co-Chair, Support ACGA Through a Membership, ACGA 32nd Conference, ACGA Endowment Campaign Update - Securing the Future, ACGA Welcomes Crystal Thompkins to the Board of Directors, ACGA Maximum Suggested Rates Remain the Same as of April 2016
  • Winter 2015
    A Word From the Chair, Webinar Save the Date: Tapas for Charitable Gift Annuities - January 13, 2016, 1PM ET, WHY ACGA?, Charitable IRA Initiative, ACGA 32nd Conference Update - April 6-8, 2016, St. Louis, MO, ACGA Endowment Campaign - Securing the Future, ACGA Welcomes Pat Cox to the Board of Directors, ACGA Research, ACGA Maximum Suggested Rates Remain the Same as of November 2015
  • Spring 2015
    A Word From the Chair, Join the Webinar:  Managing the Financial Liability of a Charitable Gift Annuity Program, ACGA 32nd Conference Update, ACGA Endowment Campaign - Securing the Future, ACGA Welcomes Two New Board Members, ACGA Maximum Suggested Rates Remain the Same as of April 2015, ACGA 2015-16 Sponsorship Renewal, ACGA Terry Simmons Scholarship Applications - Now Being Accepted
  • Winter 2014
    A Word From the Chair, ACGA Maximum Suggested Rates Remain the Same as of 11/3/14, ACGA 32nd Conference... a conference on planned giving, ACGA Board of Directors Approves Endowment Campaign, ACGA Welcomes New Board Members, State Regulations - Busy Early, Quiet for Now, Philanthropy Protection Act of 1995 - Time for a Review, ACGA Adds New Resources for Organizations, ACGA Sponsors are Making A Difference!
  • Summer 2014
    A Word From the Chair, Suggested CGA Rates Remain Unchanged as of April 2014, The ACGA Planned Giving Conference Recap - Success in Baltimore, ACGA Has International Influence, Significant Change in Wisconsin's Gift Annuity Regulation, More State Agents Deputized, ACGA 2014 Terry Simmons Scholarship Winners, Select Conference Videos Now Available Online
  • Winter 2013
    A Word from the Chair, Suggested CGA Rates Remain Unchanged as of November 4, 2013, 2014 ACGA Conference Information, Terry L. Simmons Scholarships Available to Attend the 2014 Conference - Complete the Application Now, ACGA Welcomes New Board Member - Elaine Eberhart, 2013-14 Gift Annuity Survey Will Answer Many Questions, State Regulations Update - Washington & Wisconsin, State Regulations - Become a State Agent, Your ACGA Sponsorship is Important, Terry Simmons Philanthropic Endowment Fund
  • Summer 2013
    A Word From the Chair, Gift Annuity Survey Update, State Regulations Update, Suggested CGA Rates Remain Unchanged as of July 1, 2013, The 31st ACGA Conference, Terry L. Simmons Scholarship 2014 Conference Application - Complete the Application Now, Simmons Scholarship Recipient Shares Conference Experience, Terry Simmons Philanthropic Endowment Fund, CGA Best Practices
  • Winter 2012-13
    A Word from the Chair, No Changes to Suggested Rates, Keep Your ACGA Sponsorship Current, State Regulations - Your Sponsorship Dollars at Work, Save the Date - The 31st ACGA Conference, New Gift Annuity Survey Coming in 2013, ACGA Welcomes New Board Members, Terry Simmons Philanthropic Fund
  • Summer 2012
    A Word from the Chair, ACGA Suggested Rates Schedules update, ACGA Launches a New Events Calendar, ACGA Sponsorship Renewals, 31st Biennial Conference
  • Winter 2012
    A Word from the Chair, ACGA 30th Conference on Gift Planning 
  • Summer 2011
    A Word from the Chair, ACGA Announces New Rates Schedules, ACGA Launches a New Website, ACGA Sponsorship Renewals, 30th Biennial Conference
  • Winter 2011
    A Word from the Chair, ACGA Rates and the Low AFR, Management Changes, ACGA Website & Sponsor Renewals, About the American Council on Gift Annuities
  • Summer 2010
    A Word From The Chair, ACGA Launches Web-Based Information Management Software, Jammin’ For Success: Gift Annuities, Gift Planning And All That Jazz! 29th Conference On Gift Annuities, 2009 Survey of Charitable Gift Annuities: Data-Driven Gift Annuity Programs Need This Report!, ACGA Welcomes New Board Members, Rates Update
  • Summer 2009
    A Word From the Chair, The State of Gift Annuities in the "Great Recession of 2009", ACGA Welcomes New Board Members, Five Retire from ACGA Board of Directors, State Regulations Update, Gift Annuities in the Current Economy
  • Winter 2009
    A Word from the Chair, 29th Conference on Gift Annuities: Jammin' For Success: Gift Annuities, Gift Planning and All That Jazz!, Midterm Gift Annuity Rates Reduction: Why and How?, ACGA Welcomes New Board Member, State Regulations Update - TN & NY, ACGA Publishes Gift Planning Survey Report, The Terry L. Simmons Philanthropic Endowment Fund
  • Summer 2008
    A Word from ACGA's New Chair, Lindsay Lapole; New Reserve Requirements for Charities That Issue Gift Annuities in New York; Gift Annuity Rates Change After Five Years; Make the Most of Your ACGA Sponsorship; The Terry L. Simmons Philanthropic Endowment Fund; ACGA Board Elects New Directors, Officers; Philanthropy: Going the Magnificent Mile - 28th Conference on Gift Annuities
  • Summer 2007
    From the Chair: More About the Proposed Regulation Affecting Ratable Reporting of Gain in Gift Annuities; When Should You Start a Charitable Gift Annuity Program?, News About Gift Annuity Rates; 28th Conference on Gift Annuities Philanthropy: Going the Magnificent Mile; Congratulations to Gloria Kermeen; ACGA Announces - New Sponsorship Fee Payment Processes
  • Winter 2007
    Report from the Chair Regarding Two Developments Affecting Gift Annuities, Efforts Continue to Extend and Expand IRA Charitable Rollover Opportunities, ACGA Welcomes New Director, How May We Help You?, Are You Getting the Most from Your Sponsorship?, Member Discount for NCPG Virtual Seminars Offered to ACGA Sponsors
  • Summer 2006
    In Remembrance of Charles Bass and Jim Potter, State Regulation Update, ACGA Welcomes New Director, 27th Conference on Gift Annuities: A Success!, News About Gift Annuity Rates.
  • Winter 2006
    27th Conference on Gift Annuities information, The Westin St. Francis, Did You Know?, State Regulation Update, New This Year: The ACGA Virtual Exhibit Hall
  • Summer 2005
    ACGA in an Advocacy Role, ACGA Welcomes New Directors, State Regulation Update, Sponsorship Fee Increase Approved by ACGA Board, Report 0n 2004 Survey Now Available, ACGA to Launch Online Donors' Corner, 27th Conference on Gift Annuities Program Information
  • Winter 2005
    Highlights of the 2004 Survey of Charitable Gift Annuities, State Regulation Update, Annual Review of Gift Annuity Rates, Focus - Gift Annuities at the Kentucky Baptist Foundation, A Report from the ACGA Long-Range Planning Committee