HBCU Philanthropy Symposium

Attendees from 2013 symposium​HBCU Philanthropy Symposium sponsored by
Thurgood Marshall College Fund

2015 Theme: A Consortium at Work

July 22-24, 2015
Delaware State University, Dover, Delaware

HBCU Philanthropy Pre Symposium Workshop.

The Pre Symposium is made possible through a grant from the CASE District II Venture Fund

July 22, 2015
Delaware State University, Dover, Delaware

Registration: $100 per attendee (includes Symposium and Pre Symposium

 

REGISTRATION

"The single most difficult challenge facing HBCUs is to identify major funders/investors in our institutions and students. We have a strong history of delivering positive educational outcomes with underrepresented, disadvantaged student populations, but this work requires significant financial resources." Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., president/ceo Thurgood Marshall College Fund

“Engaging alumni in the philanthropy process is vital to the success and survival of HBCUs. Through the HBCU Symposium, advancement professionals share and learn best-practices regarding alumni relations, fundraising, advancement services, communications and marketing. This comprehensive approach to HBCUs and educational advancement is critical and should not be missed!” Rob Henry, executive director of Emerging Constituencies, CASE

About

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Dear Colleagues:

I hope to welcome you to the 4th Annual HBCU Philanthropy Symposium on July 23-24, 2015.  We have also added a pre-symposium workshop on July 22.  

I really hope you will participate with us this year as we have a powerful agenda planned that includes keynote addresses from Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., president and ceo of Thurgood Marshall College Fund and Bill Moses, managing director for the Kresge Foundation Education Program.

The HBCU Philanthropy Symposium brings together development professionals from public HBCUs to discuss common challenges.  Unlike many other conferences, this symposium is solely planned with development and philanthropy in mind, from a public HBCU perspective.

The HBCU Philanthropy Symposium targets Annual Giving, Alumni Relations, Major Gifts, and Corporate and Foundation Relations.  Participants have the opportunity to discuss and strategize challenges specific to your institution.  Be prepared to engage and share best practices with peers who are looking for solutions to many of the same challenges you face every day.

The best part is that you walk away with solutions and ideas to help you raise more money for your institution and cultivate a stronger donor base.

I hope you will join us July 22-23.

Sincerely,

Vita Pickrum, CFRE
Sr. Associate Vice President for Development
Delaware State University

Partners

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Thurgood Marshall College Fund CASE
Thurgood Marshall College Fund Council for Advancement
and Support of Education

Symposium Agenda

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Pre-Conference

The purpose is to engage in professional development activities that will help lead to the completion of a joint proposal among consortium schools to development a sustainable model for building student philanthropy councils.

The Professional development and pre symposium is made possible by a grant through the CASE District II Venture Fund.

9 a.m.

9:30 a.m.

Registration

Welcome and Overview

10 a.m.

 

11 a.m.

Building and Maintaining a Successful Student Philanthropy Model

Robyn Neeley, CASE

Working together as a Team during Strategic Planning

Dr. Michael Boone

12 noon Lunch

1:00 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

2:45 p.m.

4:15 p.m.
 

Student Engagement Project

Break

Student Engagement Project

Wrap up

5 p.m.

Dinner as a group

Institutional Advancement Vice President's Dinner


Thursday, July 23

8 a.m.

9 a.m.
 

9:15 a.m.

9:30 a.m.

 

11 a.m.

 




 

 

 

 

 

11:30 a.m.

1:30 p.m.

 

 

3 p.m.

3:45 p.m.

4 p.m.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


4:30 p.m.

6 p.m.

Registration (Full Breakfast)

Welcome and Opening Address
 

President's Address

Year in Review

Panel discussion reflecting on successes and challenges of previous year for each institution

Professional Development - Session 1

Annual Giving

Learn the most effective strategies on how to successfully execute a $1 million campaign in one week with limited resources.

Campaign Giving

It seems now that every university is coming out, going into, or is in the middle of a multimillion dollar campaign.  This session will address strategic initiatives to leverage your university's community, corporate, and alumni partners.    

Donor Move Strategies

Learn the most effective strategies to continue moving your donors into higher levels of your fundraising funnel.  What is the best way to segment them?  When is the right time to move them and what should you be doing to make sure they are ready?  
 

Luncheon – Keynote Address

Student and Alumni Engagement and Philanthropy

Student Panel

Alumni Directors Panel

Roundtable Breakouts

Break

Professional Development - Session 2

Annual Giving

Learn the most effective strategies on how to successfully execute a $1 million campaign in one week with limited resources.

Campaign Giving

It seems now that every university is coming out, going into, or is in the middle of a multimillion dollar campaign.  This session will address strategic initiatives to leverage your university's community, corporate, and alumni partners.    

Donor Move Strategies

Learn the most effective strategies to continue moving your donors into higher levels of your fundraising funnel.  What is the best way to segment them?  When is the right time to move them and what should you be doing to make sure they are ready?

 

Recap of the Day

Dinner

President's Residence 

   
   

Friday, July 24

8:30 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 a.m.

Keynote Address

10:00 a.m.

 

11:00 a.m.

Corporate Philanthropy

      How our institutions must rethink and take action regarding our corporate strategy

Consortium Group Strategy Session

12 noon



12:30 p.m.

Lunch and Learn

        Learn how earning a CFRE can be a benefit to your fundraising carees and increase your opportunities for advancement in the industry.

Closing Remarks

        Next Steps

  *The agenda is subject to change

Registration

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If you are paying by check, make check payable to Delaware State University Foundation, Inc.
 
Mail to:
Delaware State University Foundation
c/o HBCU Philanthropy Symposium
1200 N. Dupont Hwy.
Dover, DE 19901
 

Hotel Reservations

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Fairfield Inn and SuitesMake your hotel reservation

Fairfield Inn & Suites | 302.677.0900

Ask for the HBCU Symposium rate — $89 per night plus applicable taxes

Deadline to receive Symposium rate is July 10

 

Contact

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LaShawne A. Pryor
HBCU Philanthropy Coordinator
Director of Annual Giving
Delaware State University
302-857-7391
lpryor@desu.edu

Contact Information

Delaware State University
1200 N. DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901
Daytime: 302.857.6060
Evening: 302.857.6290

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