National Estate Planning Awareness Week October 19-25, 2020
Estate planning is an often-overlooked element of financial wellness, it is estimated that over half of Americans – 56% – do not have an up-to-date estate plan. This causes hardship, financial or otherwise, that can be diminished by advanced planning. National Estate Planning Awareness Week exists to help the public understand the need for estate planning, and who the qualified team of professionals is that stands ready to assist. National Estate Planning Awareness Week was adopted in 2008 to help the public understand what estate planning is and why it is such a vital component of financial wellness.
As leaders in the estate planning community, Palm Beach County Estate Planning Council members have first-hand experience with the challenges Americans face with regard to saving, investing, and planning for their future. As you are speaking to colleagues and friends in the days to come, please begin talking about National Estate Planning Awareness Week! It is with your help that we will “spread the word” about this exceptionally important initiative.
The Palm Beach County Estate Planning Council is a multi-disciplined organization that supports the team concept of estate planning. We admit membership attorneys, trust officers, accountants, insurance, wealth and financial planners and planned giving professionals, as well as allied professionals.
Our website is intended to help you find qualified professionals, informative articles and other resources related to estate planning. For example, you will be able to link to other sites providing more information about our members and the services they offer by clicking on the member directory.
What We Do
The Palm Beach County Estate Planning Council (PBCEPC) hosts meetings and roundtable discussions that provide our members with opportunities for learning and networking. We help members stay abreast of the latest developments in the always changing estate planning field. We also provide avenues for members to promote their practices to fellow professionals and the community at large.
Our members can enhance their skills and expand their professional presence through:
- Educational presentations, which may include CE credits
- Networking with fellow PBCEPC members and professionals from other organizations
- Exchanging estate planning best practices and new ideas
- Cost-efficient promotional resources
The PBCEPC's season is September to May. It starts with an opening reception and includes monthly breakfast or dinner meetings, four roundtable discussions and a holiday celebration. Our meetings and roundtables begin with networking and feature engaging speakers who are national experts, distinguished academics or local practitioners.
Each meeting highlights select sponsors, has a formal presentation by a noteworthy speaker, and often includes CE credits.
The roundtable discussions will continue in 2020-2021. They are educational, typically feature a local practitioner and provide an inviting forum for members to exchange ideas in a relaxed atmosphere. Questions and spirited debates are always encouraged!
In addition to our event schedule, we produce an annual estate planning supplement distributed by the Palm Beach Daily News. The supplement is a long-standing tradition that showcases the council to an affluent readership. It includes member generated articles, membership listing, sponsorship recognition and advertising opportunities. You can view our current supplement by clicking here.
The Palm Beach County Estate Planning Council members benefit from insightful educational presentations, networking among industry peers and special marketing opportunities. Many friendships and collaborations among our members began at council events. These relationships help foster a team approach to estate planning that in the long run benefits professionals, clients and the community at large.
Estate Planning Professionals who join our organization enjoy benefits such as:
- Monthly breakfasts and dinner meetings and four Roundtable Discussions from September to May
- An impressive variety of speakers, topics and educational opportunities - including continuing education credits
- Outstanding networking with PBCEPC members and professionals from other local associations
- Possible speaking engagements
Unique opportunities to promote your business:
- Submit an article and purchase an ad in the Estate Planning Supplement distributed by the Palm Beach Daily News
- Have your name and company listed in the Palm Beach Daily News Supplement and a full page Palm Beach Post tombstone advertisement.
- Post your biography and headshot in our online directory organized by name and professional category
- Become a sponsor at the Diamond, Event, Platinum or Gold level and get additional exposure at Council meetings, on our website and in marketing materials, which includes enhanced visibility in the yearly supplement and in the tombstone ad. In addition, each increase in sponsorship level receives elevated perks.
Palm Beach County Estate Planning Council proudly announces that our Council was named a 2020 5 Star Council by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils. PBCEPC has been named a 5 Star Council for three years in a row!
Phone: 561-310-5442 Fax: 561-575-2105
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Palm Beach County Estate Planning Council is affiliated with the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils and joining can fulfill the requirement of belonging to an affiliated local estate planning council to become an Accredited Estate Planner® (AEP®) designee. Please contact the national office at 866-226-2224 to learn more about the Accredited Estate Planner® designation.