Donor Motivation Founder, Scott Keffer, Receives Planned Giving Award

PITTSBURGH –The Pittsburgh Planned Giving Council (PPGC) is pleased to announce that Scott Keffer is the organization’s 2010 Allied Professional of the Year. This award recognizes professionals who have a commitment to philanthropy and promote philanthropy through their profession. The recipient will be honored during a lunch at the Step-Up: A New Decade of Philanthropy Emerging Philanthropy Conference on April 28th at the Hilton Garden Inn Southpointe in Canonsburg. Attendees are non-profit managers, fundraising professionals, and allied professionals. The fee to attend both days of the conference on April 27th – 28th is $330 for members and $430 respectively for non members. For more information or to register, call 412-232-0551, email or go to

Scott Keffer is an internationally-recognized financial educator, author, speaker, and wealth planner seen on As an expert in wealth preservation, he has been interviewed on radio and TV. He has co-authored two books on advanced planning strategies, Giving and Love, Money and Control and has recently published two books, including Giving Transforms YOU! Keffer has conducted over 427 presentations across the United States to over 20,000 people. As a Continuing Education Instructor, he has instructed thousands of attorneys, accountants, financial advisors, charitable planners and charitable development professionals. His 30 plus professional articles have appeared in Physician’s News Digest, Resort Living, National Underwriter, and Dynamic Business.

He is the founder of Legacy Planning® and the creator of The Legacy Planning® Process, The Donor Motivation Program™ at and founder of The Donor Motivation Professionals of North America™. Scott lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with his wife, Beth, and their chocolate Lab, Max, and they enjoy spending time with their two children, Josh and Anni. He lives out his heart for giving in many ways, including multiple medical mission and home building trips with his children to Russia, Mexico and Africa.

The Pittsburgh Planned Giving Council is a group of professionals committed to promoting gifts to charity as a positive way to achieve individual estate planning objectives through education. It is affiliated with the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning and ascribes to its Code of Ethics. PPGC is education focused, conducting five bi-monthly meeting programs, a comprehensive regional education conference and a Leave A Legacy™ community awareness program in conjunction with the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning. PPGC is committed to partnering wherever possible to promote philanthropy as a viable estate planning tool that addresses personal and community-related planning objectives. Founded in 1984, PPGC is one of the oldest planned giving councils in the United States with nearly 150 members.


For more information contact:
Margaret Zabo, Administrator
P.O. Box 24562 Pittsburgh, PA 15234
412-232-0551 1-866-760-PPGC

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