PGCNEFL meetings are offered as lunch meetings from 11:45 AM – 1:15 PM.  

Meetings are free to Members. There is a $30.00 fee for Guests and Non-members. 

Our meeting venue is the San Jose Country Club at 7529 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32217. There is open free parking for our attendees.

Due to the current health situation, all meetings have been canceled for April and May 2020.  We do not normally hold meetings in June, July and August.  We will be back to our monthly council meetings in September 2020.  

Please check back often for an updated calendar of meetings and events.  

Upcoming events

    • 04/09/2020
    • 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
    • San Jose Country Club at 7529 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32217


    Presented by: Jennifer Kifer, Holland & Knight

    Jennifer L. Kifer is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Jacksonville office and a member of the firm's Private Wealth Services Group. Ms. Kifer helps lead a nationwide practice called the “Bequest Revenue Program” (BRP) that is devoted to representation of charitable organizations in both contested and uncontested trust and estate matters. Through the BRP, Jennifer and her team assist non-profits in accelerating and increasing bequest revenue from gifts left to them in wills and trusts. Since the BRP’s inception about 15 years ago, the Program has cleared more than $1 Billion for H&K’s charitable clients.

    Previously, Ms. Kifer served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Timothy J. Corrigan at the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. During law school, she was a legal intern to Justice Barbara J. Pariente at the Florida Supreme Court. Ms. Kifer graduated first in her law school class of 439.

    Ms. Kifer has also taught at several institutions, including the University of Phoenix, Florida State College at Jacksonville and the University of North Florida. Among the courses she has taught are Wills, Trusts & Estates, Legal Research & Writing, Mock Trial, Constitutional Law, and Public Speaking.

    • 04/16/2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Purcell, Flanagan, Hay & Greene 1548 Lancaster Terrace Jacksonville, FL 32204


    No charge for members or non-members. RSVP using the register button.

    The Planned Giving Council of Northeast Florida Board of Directors is hosting
    An evening of conversation and connection.

    2020 Spring Social

    • Thursday, April 16, 2020     5:30pm – 7:30 pm
    • Purcell, Flanagan, Hay and Greene
      1548 Lancaster Terrace Jacksonville, FL 32204

    • 05/14/2020
    • 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
    • San Jose Country Club at 7529 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32217

    Nonprofit Impact Leadership

    Speaker: Rena Coughlin, Chief Executive Officer

    Since taking the helm as Chief Executive Officer in 2006, Rena Coughlin has focused on strengthening the nonprofit sector. She has made significant progress as the leading nonprofit sector advocate helping governments, philanthropic organizations, and citizens understand the importance and positive impact of local nonprofits-both in quality of life and financially within the region.

    A proponent of innovation, Rena has championed the Nonprofit Center online fundraising and its community platform, With the Board of Directors, she leads strategy, resources allocation, and staff development to sustain and carry out the mission of the Nonprofit Center.

    Previously Rena led Girls, Inc. of Jacksonville as CEO, providing programs for over 1,800 youth across multiple outreach sites. As Special Projects Manager for Leadership Florida, she managed programs and special projects such as gubernatorial debates for the statewide community building organization. Earlier in her career she spent eight years in Washington D.C. as a legislative aide to Senator Bob Graham working on legislation across a broad spectrum of issues important to Florida constituents. Joining the Peace Corps immediately after graduating from the University of Florida, Rena headed to Liberia, West Africa. Working as a volunteer she helped introduce fish farming as a source of protein and family revenue, raised funds to construct a rural medical clinic, and developed a long-term strategy on behalf of the World Bank for Liberian fresh water aquaculture.

    Contact Rena if you need: information and resources for advocacy or lobbying local, statewide and national officials on issues concerning the nonprofit sector; information about the Florida Nonprofit Alliance; recommendations for building alliances with people and organizations to advance your organization; and information on state of the nonprofit sector. Rena facilitates the CEO Confidential member convening group.

The Planned Giving Council of Northeast Florida brings together nonprofit and for-profit professionals merging their expertise in estate and tax planning, financial planning and charitable giving to foster awareness and to provide an effective forum for education, communication, networking and collaboration for our gift planning community.