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GiftLegacy Awards Announced at PPGC 2017

Crescendo celebrated its annual Practical Planned Giving Conference on September 25th and 26th, 2017 in San Diego, CA. It was Crescendo's largest user conference attended by friends from all across the nation. They gathered to hear keynote speakers Paul Schervish and Jackie Franey and an excellent line-up of the nation's top presenters. At the Monday luncheon, GiftLegacy Award winners were announced.

  • eMarketer of the Year Award

Congratulations to Tammy Wernke, Assistant Director, Gift Planning, The University of Cincinnati Foundation on receiving the coveted 2017 eMarketer of the Year Award. Tammy and her team have used Crescendo's GiftLegacy tools and services since the fall of 2014 and have booked over $92 million in planned gifts!

  • GiftLeader Award

Paul Schervish received the 2017 GiftLeader Award for his outstanding leadership in philanthropy. Paul is Professor Emeritus of Sociology and founder of the Center on Wealth and Philanthropy at Boston College. He is the author of several well-known reports including Millionaires and the Millennium, which predicted the boomer wealth transfer.

Best GiftLegacy Website Award

The Best GiftLegacy Website Award was presented to LeTourneau University. Their planned giving website features a unique geometric design, custom donor stories, engaging campus photos, an introductory video, custom pages and more! Congratulations also to Victoria Theatre Association and Coast Guard Foundation for receiving honorable mention in the website category.

LeTourneau University's Award Winning Website Victoria Theatre Association's Award Winning Literature Coast Gaurd Foundation's Award Winning Literature

Best GiftLegacy Literature Award

The Best GiftLegacy Literature Award was presented to Boston University for its branded suite of marketing materials including print newsletters, bequest literature, wills guide, eblasts and more! Honorable mention in this category was awarded to Cape Fear Valley Health Foundation and the YMCA of Greater Long Beach for their custom bequest campaign literature.

Boston University's Award Winning Literature Cape Fear Valley Health Foundation's Award Winning Literature YMCA of Greater Long Beach's Award Winning Literature

Best GiftLegacy Mission Video Award

The Best GiftLegacy Mission Video Award was awarded to Summa Health System. Their video features a contemporary design, footage of their facilities as well as branding that resonates with the health community. Honorable mention was given to Salt Lake Community College and Medical College of Wisconsin for their creative mission videos.

New Innovations for 2017

Our President, Charles Schultz, also announced Crescendo's new innovation for 2017 - CresPro Cloud Software plus our new four-page full color donor proposals. You can learn more about CresPro Software at a seminar near you. Visit crescendointeractive.com for a schedule of seminars, dates and locations.

2017 PPGC Highlights

Did you attend this year's Practical Planned Giving Conference? Click the images to take a look back at PPGC 2017:

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What PPGC 2017 Attendees Said

PPGC 2017 Quotes

Thanks for a great conference. You've given me a lot to think about!

The conference was focused, relevant, inspiring. I love the spirit of the leadership and staff.

Speakers in workshops were interesting, knew their subjects and made it applicable... Donor stories were helpful.

The location was perfect and many seminars were related to my job description.

What I liked most about PPGC was the education, networking and industry view.

I learned advanced and new ways to secure blended and planned gifts.

The 2017 PPGC conference was the best one yet!

The Blended Gift emphasis is very appropriate for my situation right now with our $10M campaign.

The conference was very well-planned, credible, with knowledgeable speakers and a welcoming atmosphere!

The format/schedule was great. Speakers were very knowledgeable and it was a good mix of topics. The other attendees were great to talk to. Thanks for a great conference.

PPGC provided ample opportunity for content that was advanced and best in class.

Fabulous conference! I love that Crescendo's mission is to make our donors successful.

The conference gave me a lot of info to take back and a lot of nuggets on different topics to help me really get going.

Sessions had fantastic speakers with substantive info.

Overall, I had a fantastic experience.

Thanks for the great information and timely content!

This was super conference! The content, speakers, food and facility were superb.

We look forward to seeing you at next year's Practical Planned Giving Conference

September 17-18, 2018 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida

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