Each year at the Practical Planned Giving Conference, Crescendo President Charles Schultz discusses the latest innovations. Innovations for 2014 include CresLite, CresPlus, CresVideo, BCL and CresPrint.
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Next year's PPGC will be September 28th and 29th in Orlando, Florida
And The Winner Is ...

GiftLegacy Awards Announced
at PPGC!

Crescendo celebrated its 11th Annual Practical Planned Giving Conference on September 29th and 30th in San Diego. It was a great event attended by friends from all across the nation. They gathered to hear an excellent line-up of leading speakers and presentations. The theme of the conference was "The Future is Bright" with keynote speakers Russell James and Edward Thompson. In addition, the GiftLegacy Award winners were announced.

The Best GiftLegacy Website Award
was presented to the San Diego Zoo. Their planned giving website (sandiegozoo.giftlegacy.com) features a fresh, clean design with animal photos, a mission page, Heritage Guild page, social media tools, custom donor stories, branded donor presentations and more. Congratulations also to World Vision (mylegacy.worldvision.org) and the Henry Ford Museum (thehenryfordlegacy.org) who received Honorable Mention in the website category.

The Best GiftLegacy Literature Award
was presented to the University of Michigan for their beautifully branded suite of marketing materials. Honorable Mention was awarded to the University of Texas, Arlington and the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Congratulations to
David Moore, Director of Planned Giving at Chapman University
who received the coveted 2014 eMarketer of the Year Award. David has used Crescendo's GiftLegacy tools and services since 2012. In 2013, Chapman booked over $100 million in planned gifts!

Lindsay Lapole was presented the 2014 GiftLeader Award
for his outstanding leadership in Philanthropy as Chairman of the American Council on Gift annuities, Planned Giving Director for The Salvation Army Southern Territory, Gift Planning Consultant, and Chairman of the National Planned Giving Consultants of TSA.

We look forward to seeing you at next year's Practical Planned Giving Conference. Please mark your calendar and plan to join us for PPGC 2015 on September 28th and 29th in Orlando, Florida.

Paradise Point
Paradise Point- San Diego's Island Resort is a private 44-acre island tucked away on gentle Mission Bay, minutes from the heart of downtown San Diego and adjacent to the famous SeaWorld Adventure Park. This San Diego hotel located near SeaWorld features comfortable, California beach bungalow-style guest rooms amidst lush, tropical gardens and meandering lagoons. Perfect for families, groups and conferences, this Southern California resort features over 460 guestrooms, including everything from spacious suites to lanai patio and garden rooms. You're sure to relax comfortably in our tranquil bayside bungalows, featuring breezy patios with striking views.

1404 Vacation Road
San Diego, CA 92109

The special PPGC rate at the Paradise Point Resort is $199 per single or double room and we encourage you to make your reservation as soon as possible. This rate is available until September 5, 2014 or until the block of rooms is sold out. Make reservations by calling 800-344-2626. When you call be sure to mention that you are attending the Practical Planned Giving Conference.