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The Pinnacle Award
Recognizing Excellence in Charitable Planning

The purpose of the Pinnacle Award is to honor an active, retired or deceased professional advisor (attorney, CPA, trust officer, DLU, DFP or other estate planning advisor) for outstanding volunteer service to Indian River County non-profit organizations in promoting charitable giving through estate and gift planning.

The Pinnacle Award is presented annually by the planned Giving Council of Indian River (PGCIR) and the Indian River Estate Planning Council (IREPC).

2008 Pinnacle Award Recipient

Robin A. Lloyd Sr., Attorney

Nominated by:

Indian River Community Foundation

2009 Pinnacle Award Recipient

Samuel A. Block, Attorney

Nominated by:

Saint Edwards School

2010 Pinnacle Award Recipient

John E. Moore III, Attorney

Nominated by:

VNA & Hospice Foundation

2011 Pinnacle Award Recipient

Rebecca B. Colton, CPA (Posthumously)

Nominated by:

Sue Tompkins – Merrill Lynch

2012 Pinnacle Award Recipient

J. Vincent Boyle, CPA

Nominated by:

Indian River Community Foundation

2013 Pinnacle Award Recipient

William J. Stewart, Jr., Attorney

Nominated by:

Indian River Medical Center Foundation

2014 Pinnacle Award Recipient

Sue M. Tompkins, CPA

Nominated by:

The Education Foundation of IRC

2015 Pinnacle Award Recipient

William N. Kirk, Attorney

Nominated by:

United Way of IRC

2016 Pinnacle Award winner

Richard H. Johnson, J.D., CFRE

Nominated by:

VNA & Hospice Foundation

2017 Pinnacle Award Recipient

Michael L. Kmetz, CPA, DFS

Nominated by:


2018 Pinnacle Award Winner

Lois Appleby Sr. V.P. Merrill Lynch

Nominated by:

VNA & Hospice Foundation


2019 Pinnacle Award Recipient
Scott Alexander

Scott Alexander

Why Join PGCIR?

  • PGCIR gives you access to the most experienced and creative minds in gift planning.
  • Learn from them, and share your knowledge and experience with donors, clients and non-profit organizations.
  • In a field that encompasses many professions, PGCIR membership is your gift planning credential.
  • Become a recognized professional and help advance the field of gift planning.
  • PGCIR offers you the opportunity to give back --- to invest in your own career and to help others who could benefit from the possibilities of gift planning.