Welcome to the Estate Planning Council of North Central Florida

Established in the 1970s, the North Central Florida Estate Planning Council’s mission is to provide opportunities for wealth and estate planning professionals from various disciplines to interact, share ideas and build relationships that will allow them to better serve their clients and the community.  The NCFEPC provides regular educational programs and networking events for professional advisors.  Many of our programs offer continuing education credits for CPAs, CFPs, attorneys, and insurance professionals.

Visit the Event Calendar for a schedule of upcoming programs.


Welcome 2024 New Members!

  • Amy Hogue 
  • Charles Baker - Merrill Lynch
  • John VanDuzer - James Moore & Co.
  • Laura Gillman - Austin, Gillman & Lovano, PLLC
  • Sam Fragale - Seacoast Wealth Management


About Our Partner - The Community Foundation of North Central Florida

In 1996, members of the local Estate Planning Council began exploring the possibility of establishing a community foundation for the benefit of the Gainesville community. By 1998, the Community Foundation was incorporated, obtained 501(c)(3) status from the Internal Revenue Service and received its first gift. The Community Foundation is grateful to the estate-planning professionals whose foresight and steadfast commitment to establishing the Foundation will benefit the community for generations to come.

As a professional advisor, you have clients who want to give back.  They may be giving with your help or independently, writing checks or using more sophisticated charitable instruments, but many of your clients are donating regularly to the causes they care about.  By partnering with the Community Foundation, you can make it easier for your clients to give effectively and maximize their tax benefits.  Key reasons professional advisors work with CFNCF include:


  • CFNCF is a 501(c)(3) public charity; all charitable donations made to CFNCF or one of our funds qualify for an immediate tax deduction up to the maximum allowed by law.
  • CFNCF can handle complex gifts, such as gifts of stock, real estate, planned gifts, or charitable rollovers from an IRA.
  • Your clients can set up a named fund (e.g., Smith Family Foundation), give anonymously, or both.
  • Local Focus.  Broad Reach.  Clients can give to any charitable cause, as well as educational and religious institutions, here at home, nationally, and in some cases, internationally.

Learn More About the Community Foundation here. 



Additional Resources

The Journal of Estate and Tax Planning

Read the latest issue of the Journal of Estate and Tax Planning, a publication of the NAEPC. 


Read the latest issue of NAEPC News, which includes valuable information about your member benefits. 

North Central Florida 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.