Board Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy



The ACGA is devoted to fostering the success of charitable gift annuity programs nationwide. This policy provides a framework for developing and sustaining a more diverse and inclusive Board of Directors for the ACGA that reflects the diversity of our member organizations and their missions, our for-profit partners, and the broader philanthropic community.


We aim to advance the field of philanthropy in a rapidly changing world, recognizing that doing so requires diverse perspectives, expertise, and ideas. We are committed to becoming a more inclusive and dynamic institution where individuals of all backgrounds and identities are welcomed, respected, and valued—as board members, volunteers, partners, members, and conference and webinar participants.

At the ACGA, we believe that diversity and inclusion are strategic strengths that ensure we continue to fulfill our mission for generations to come.

We believe that having a diverse and inclusive board is a strategic imperative that results in:

  • a range of perspectives for assessing opportunities and risks as they relate to the ACGA's activities and mission;
  • productive and robust board discussions that include constructive debate;
  • more sound strategic decision-making that will result in sustained relevance, impact, and visibility for the ACGA.

We are committed to:

  • undertaking a broad and inclusive search process to identify diverse candidates;
  • providing a welcoming space where all perspectives are valued and respected;
  • regular and ongoing assessments of our diversity and inclusion efforts.

Diversity for the ACGA Board composition includes, but is not limited to, professional background or field, skills and expertise, geographic location, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, religion, and age.

Adopted By the ACGA Board of Directors on February 23, 2021.

Last Updated on Friday, February 26, 2021 03:10 PM