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Symposium Agenda

Wednesday, July 19 – Registration and Early-bird roundtable

10 a.m. Registration and walking DSU campus tours
11:30 a.m. Welcome Luncheon
Dr. Harry L. Williams, President, Delaware State University
Keynote Speaker
Dr. Phillip Clay, Kresge Foundation Board Trustee
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.  Foundations Leaders Perspective
William Moses, Managing Director of Education Team, The Kresge Foundation 
Scott Dalessandro, Associate Program Officer, Gates Foundation
Lorenzo Esters, Vice President, Strada Education Network
Lee Bynum, Senior Program Associate, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
TBD, Lumina Foundation
3:15 p.m. Shark Tank/Universities Showcase
6 p.m. Networking Cocktail Reception @ Dover Downs Hotel & Casino

Thursday, July 20

8:30 a.m. Registration
9 a.m. Breakfast with HBCU Presidents
10:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions
Alumni Relations – Strategies to enhance Alumni Participation
Annual Giving – Annual Giving on a dime
Campaigns - Running an Effective Campaign
Strategic Leadership (Sponsored by Glenmede) - Engaging the Previously Engaged: Leveraging Prior-Student Involvement in Current Alumni Giving
11:45 a.m. Break
12 p.m. Luncheon – Alternative Financial Aid
Sarah Bauder, Gates Foundation
1:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions
Alumni Relations – How do you engage and involve your young alumni?
Annual Giving – Exploring Identity-Based Fundraising in Higher Education
Strategic Leadership (Sponsored by Glenmede) - Bridging and developing the next generation of leaders: Millennials and Gen X
2:45 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. Athletic Fundraising
Digital/Social Fundraising
6 p.m. Evening Activity and Dinner

Friday, July 21

9 a.m. Breakfast with Corporate Leaders
10:30 a.m. Advancing Opportunities through HBCUs
Jennifer Wider, Executive Director, Center for Advancing Opportunity, Thurgood Marshall College Fund
Anita B. Walton, Director, Diversity and Talent Management Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Diversity Initiatives
12 p.m. Closing Luncheon
1:30 p.m. Symposium Adjourns

·All sessions will be held at Delaware State University’s campus unless otherwise noted