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

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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.

12 p.m.

12:30 p.m.

Registration

Lunch
Welcome
Student Philanthropy – Student’s Perspective
 

1:30 p.m.


2:45 p.m.

3:00 p.m.


4:15 p.m.
 

Student Philanthropy Proposal Discussion
Open discussion about activities and budget for student philanthropy day proposal

Break

Student Philanthropy Proposal Discussion
Continue discussions but start to narrow the focus of the content

Finalize Proposal
Agree on a final version to prepare for submission

5 p.m. Dinner


Thursday, July 23

8 a.m.

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9:15 a.m.
 

 

9:30 a.m.

 

11 a.m.

11:15 a.m.




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


12:30 p.m.
 

 

1:30 p.m.

 

2:30 p.m.

 



 

3:30 p.m.

3:45 p.m.
 


4:45 p.m.
 

 

 


6 p.m.

 

Registration (Full Breakfast)

Welcome and Opening Address

Vita Pickrum
Senior Associate Vice President for Development, Delaware State University     
 

HBCUs: Now is Our Time

Dr. Harry Williams
President, Delaware State University

Year in Review

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

Break

Professional Development

Annual Giving

This session is for annual giving directors to come away with strategies to increase annual giving when there is growing competition for fewer donor dollars.  The session will also address ways to increase donor participation across all levels of donors.

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.

Planned Giving

One of the most missed funding opportunities for HBCUs is when an individual connected to your university is not asked to consider a gift upon their death. We will address when the appropriate time to begin cultivation for planned giving is, who the prime prospects are, and what the most effective ways to identify them are.    

CFRE

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

 

Luncheon – Keynote Address

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr.,
President, Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Student Philanthropy

Student Panel

Roundtable Discussions

- Effectively using data in Annual Giving
- Cultivating major gift donors for the next level of giving
- Leveraging your Board during a campaign
- Effectively working with professors as knowledge experts on proposals
- Engaging lapsed alumni

Break

Corporate Philanthropy Panel

Leveraging HBCUs strengths to meet the needs of corporate partners today and in the future

Roundtable Discussions (continued)

- Effectively using data in Annual Giving
- Cultivating major gift donors for the next level of giving
- Leveraging your Board during a campaign
- Effectively working with professors as knowledge experts on proposals
- Engaging lapsed alumni

Dinner

President's Residence
 

   

Friday, July 24

8:30 a.m. Breakfast - Keynote Address

Bill Moses
Managing Director for Higher Education, Kresge Foundation

9:30 a.m.

Roundtable Reports

- Effectively using data in Annual Giving
- Cultivating major gift donors for the next level of giving
- Leveraging your Board during a campaign
- Effectively working with professors as knowledge experts on proposals
- Engaging lapsed alumni

10:30 a.m.

 

Consortium Group Strategy Sessions

Facilitator
Rob Henry
Executive director of Emerging Constituencies, CASE

11:30 a.m.


12:30 p.m.

Lunch
Next Steps

Closing Remarks

  *The agenda is subject to change

Registration

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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

 

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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