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California Plan Your Giving Project

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Inspired to encourage others to make a meaningful future gift to charity and motivated by the examples of The Gift Movement announced by Buffett and Gates, a grass roots committee of volunteers advocated for and received a Legislative Resolution declaring October 1, 2010 as

California Plan Your Giving Day

VISION: For all Californians to leave the world a better place for future generations by making a meaningful gift to charity through their estate plan.

MISSION: Get Californians to announce meaningful gifts to charity in their wills so planned gifts become commonplace.


  • Launch Sacramento Effort and Secured 50 pledges between May 1 and October 1, 2010
  • Launch statewide effort November 2010 to secure 1,000 pledges from at least 10 different California cities by October 1, 2011
  • Secure 3,000 pledges within the next 3-5 years

You don't have to be a millionaire to change the future! Join individuals and families in California who are planning to leave a meaningful gift to their favorite charities in their estate plan. 

A list of local AFP member organizations is available below to assist you with planned giving pledges. 

Center for Human Services
2000 W. Briggsmore Ave., Ste. I
Modesto, CA  95350
Kate Trompetter
Development and Communications Director
209.526.1476 x 120
Central Catholic High School
200 South Carpenter Road
Modesto, CA  95351
Joan Hart
Development Director
Howard Training Center
1424 Stonum Road
Modesto, CA  95351
Geri Lewis
St. Joseph's Catholic Church
1813 Oakdale Road
Modesto, CA  95355
Tammy Menezes
Director of Development
209.551.4973 x 207
Society for disABILITIES
1129 8th Street, Suite 101
Modesto, CA  95354
Marci Boucher
Executive Director
United Samaritans Foundation
220 S. Broadway
Turlock, CA  95380
Bev Hatcher
Executive Director
We Care Program - Turlock
P.O. Box 1291
Turlock, CA  95381
Sandy Singh
Interim Executive Director

Christine Hollister, CSPG, CFRE
Planned Giving Specialist