PEG, Inc. is a California Incorporated Non-Profit Public Charity, 501
(c)(3), that is dedicated to making a difference by employing
"Philanthropy through Fun." We have had a track record of
developing successful fundraising events, yearly since 1999. Why the funny name? Traditionally, our major yearly fund
raising event has been a cigar party that coincides with the annual
convention of the National Speakers Association. We support:
Cigar PEG's Charitable Giving $485,000 (as of 11/27/13):
$235,000 USD to NSA's
Foundation, since its inception in
1999 (as of 2012), the
Cigar PEG has contributed funds specifically earmarked for the Professional Speaker Benefit
Fund--making the Cigar PEG the largest single contributor to the
benefit John Alston, CSP, CPAE. In 2009 the Cigar PEG created an Emergency Relief Fund;
the fund has collected over $35,000
and granted the monies to the Alston Family. Additionally, in 2010, the
Cigar PEG gave the Alston Family a grant of $5,000.
to the Cardiac Arrhythmias Research & Education
(C.A.R.E.) Foundation (as of 2011). Their work supports the research and education of the Long QT
USD (through the Cigar PEG Emergency Relief Fund) to benefit Jeff
Thredgold, CSP (also Cigar PEG High Roller & Eddie Award recipient)
who was, in 2012, diagnosed with having Frontotemporal dementia.
USD to the Dutch Charity, Marathon 365 Foundation, following the
Cigar PEG's first International event in Amsterdam. http://www.wheelofenergy.org/
your unrestricted donation, in any amount. We
gratefully accept donations in any amount; $1, $5, $10, $10,000. Please give
what you can to help us in our important work. Or,
mail your tax deductable check to: Cigar PEG, Inc., 1746 Calle Yucca, Suite 4,
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(Not for Member Registration)
about the Cigar PEG? Contact Ed Rigsbee, firstname.lastname@example.org
or call him at 805-498-5720
your unrestricted donation (any amount) to the Cigar PEG, a 501 (c)(3) public charity
(Not for Member Registration)
Cigar PEG is incorporated in California as a non-profit
corporation. Cigar PEG, Inc. has received "Public Charity
Status" from the Internal Revenue Service under section 501 (c) (3)
of the Internal Revenue Code. Effective date for contribution deductibility
is February 8, 2006. EIN: 20-4570908. The Cigar PEG is not affiliated with
the National Speakers Association.
Ed Rigsbee, Cigar PEG
Founder & Executive Director, and Staff, welcome you to CigarPEG.com
questions about the Cigar PEG please call Ed at 805-498-5720 or
time you are in the Los Angeles area, give Ed a call and visit; perhaps even
enjoy a cigar with him?
been watching Ed Rigsbee build the Cigar PEG from nothing into a
fundraising powerhouse 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) charity. I attended the first
Cigar PEG event in San Antonio (1999) and have attended many since,
including the 2007 extravaganza on the USS Midway in San Diego. While I
have repeatedly told Ed that if he put half as much work into his career
as the Cigar PEG, he'd be rich. Apparently being rich is not his prime
Primarily, the Cigar PEG supports the National Speakers Association's
Foundation. The work Ed does in keeping the charity going and time after
time delivering results at the annual fundraiser is telling in itself.
He has a passion for making a difference in the lives of others, be it
in his strategic alliance consulting, or in his work running the Cigar
PEG. I highly respect Ed's work and can gladly recommend him to anyone
that desires results."
Co-author, "Chicken Soup for the Soul”
way I look at it, you can give money to a worthy charity, or; you can
give money to a worthy charity and have the time of your life doing it.
Since I prefer the latter, I have been a part of the CIGAR PEG since
2000 when I presented my first uncensored summary of the
convention. Since then I have been an active participant every year and
would encourage everybody to participate with me.
probably wondering what kind of genius it takes to develop the
concept of a party with a purpose and turn it into the Cigar PEG. Well,
wonder no more because Ed Rigsbee is the man behind the curtain. Ed
combined the two things he is most passionate about, helping others and
partying, into one organization and it is truly a success."
really want to personally thank you for what the Cigar PEG did for the
members of NSA New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina in August 2005.
The financial contributions made all the difference in the world to so
many members who were hurting so badly. Because
the Cigar PEG contributed very quickly to NSA's relief efforts, 28
of our members each received $1,000 of immediate assistance in the
first week after Hurricane Katrina, when they were living in far flung
places and rapidly spending their savings without any new revenue
coming in. In the days that followed many more NSA members gave so
generously." -Gerard Braud
2014 Cigar PEG Benefactor Members
(Please thank each of them at the NSA
Convention for their continued support.)