2021 Survey of Charitable Gift Annuities
Written by Kristen Jaarda, Vice President of Research   

There is still time for you to take part in the most significant multi-year study on charitable gift annuities. Please respond to our questionnaire this week so that your charity can be included in the final results.

The American Council on Gift Annuities (ACGA) is conducting its nationwide survey of charitable gift annuity programs. The results of this series of surveys, conducted in 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, 2013 and 2017 have helped thousands of charities build, evaluate, and/or strengthen their gift annuity programs. The new survey report will be published on the ACGA website and sent to all ACGA Sponsors in April 2022.

We need your help in reporting data on your current gift annuity activity. Your responses are extremely valuable to the ACGA in providing suggested annuity rates, and to charitable organizations in refining gift annuity policies and practices. We count on your participation to make this unique survey report comprehensive and useful.

ACGA is administering this survey online from April 2, 2021 to June 15, 2021. You can access the survey here.

Your participation is invaluable. While it will take time for you to complete the survey, we think you will find that the results will be worth the effort. It will be useful to have information about annuity activity from your most recent fiscal year handy as you begin the survey. You will also be able to exit and re-enter the survey if needed. You can access a PDF copy of the survey to prepare your answers prior to your online survey submission here: http://www.acga-web.org/assets/docs/surveys/ACGA-2021Survey_031621.pdf

If you experience technical issues accessing this survey please email or call Alicia Gilbert at [email protected] (770) 874-3355. For all other inquiries, please contact Kristen Jaarda, Chair of the ACGA Research Committee at [email protected]