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 of 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 & CEO of Thurgood Marshall College Fund and William F.L. 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.

How to Work together as a Team during Strategic Planning

Dr. Michael Boone

Building and Maintaining a Successful Student Philanthropy Model

Robyn Neeley, CASE

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

Vice President's Roundtable

Wrap up

5 p.m.

Group Dinner


Thursday, July 23

8 a.m.

9 a.m.
 

9:15 a.m.

 

9:30 a.m.

 

11 a.m.





 

 

 

 

Registration (Full Breakfast)

Welcome and Opening
 

HBCU Transformation in the 21st Century

Dr. Harry L. Williams, president Delaware State University

Year in Review

Moderator - Larry Green, vice president for Development, Cheyney University

Professional Development - Session 1 (CFRE credits)

Do's and Don'ts of a Successful Campaign

Presenter - Felicia Murphy-Phillips, CFRE, executive director of the UDC Foundation, University of the District of Columbia

Major Gifts

Presenter - Dr. Ohmar Land, director of Major Gifts, Bowie State University

Donor Move Strategies

Presenter - Donna Howard, CFRE, director of Development, Morgan State University

12:15 p.m.

 

1:30 p.m.

 

 

2:30 p.m.

Luncheon – Keynote Address

Johnny C. Taylor, President & CEO, Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Alumni Engagement

Alumni Directors Panel

Metrics and Data

Rob Henry, executive director of Emerging Constituencies and Online Programs, CASE

3:30 p.m.

3:45 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

5:00 p.m.

6 p.m.

Break

Professional Development - Session 2 (CFRE credits)

Do's and Don'ts of a Successful Campaign

Presenter - Felicia Murphy-Phillips, CFRE, executive director of the UDC Foundation, University of the District of Columbia

Major Gifts

Presenter - Dr. Ohmar Land, director of Major Gifts, Bowie State University 

Donor Move Strategies

Presenter - Donna Howard, CFRE, director of Development, Morgan State University

Recap of the Day

Dinner


Friday, July 24

8:30 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 a.m.

Keynote Address

William F.L. Moses, managing director for Education Programs, The Kresge Foundation

10:00 a.m.

 

11:00 a.m.

How Institutions must Rethink and Take Action Regarding our Corporate Strategy

Jennifer Wider, vice president of Innovation and Strategic Initiatives, Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Consortium Group Strategy Session

12 noon


 


1:00 p.m.

Lunch and Learn
Why get your CFRE?

Alicia Crittendon, certification manager, CFRE International
     

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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