Women are the sole or an equal party in 90% of philanthropic decisions; how are you engaging this critical audience?
Learn tried and true strategies for engaging and sustaining female donors. This one and a half day event will focus on how you can engage the full potential of this important population. Sessions include:
With the help of our conference faculty, you will leave this event with an action plan to take back to your institution that includes a list of strategies and tactics that align with your shop’s goals and objectives.
Put simply, women are the primary breadwinners in 40% of households; they control 60% of the nation's wealth; and they are the sole or equal party in 90% of philanthropic decisions. If none of that is convincing that we need to be paying closer attention to how we engage alumnae, consider this: women live on average eight years longer than men, so they make the ultimate (read: final) philanthropic decisions. We need to do a better job of engaging women.
This event has been specifically designed for gift officers who are looking to learn strategies that will help them better cultivate and engage women in their philanthropic cause. VP’s and leadership who are interested in developing or improving a program focused on women in philanthropy will also benefit from this one and a half day conference.
Contact David Boggs, Associate Program Manager David.Boggs@academicimpressions.com or 720-988-1215 if you’d like additional information about the program.
We want you to be satisfied with your Academic Impressions learning experience. If the program you purchased fails to meet your expectations, please contact us within 30 days and let us know. We’ll credit the full amount you paid toward another AI program that may better fit your needs.
Learning Outcome:After participating in this conference, you will be able to develop a more intentional approach to engage women donors and alumni.
A professional with more than twenty years of experience in connecting and serving women and volunteers, Michele joined the Indiana University Foundation team in 2014 as the Director of Women’s Philanthropy. She directs the Women’s Philanthropy program in partnership with IU’s First Lady, Laurie Burns McRobbie, and members of the Women’s Philanthropy Leadership Council.
Michele began her professional career as Director for Chapter Services for Alpha Gamma Delta Women’s Fraternity in Indianapolis after working as a consultant while pursuing her master’s degree at The Ohio State University. She earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Duquesne University.
Before moving back to Indiana, Michele held the position of the Director of the Rice Annual Fund at Rice University and prior to that as Associate Director for the Dartmouth College Fund at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. Prior to joining the development team at Dartmouth in 2000, she served as the Executive Director for the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation. She also held the position of Assistant Administrator/Training Coordinator, Circle K International, a division of Kiwanis International.
Valerie brings over 30 years of higher education experience to this work. Her career began at Vassar College where she was a member of the faculty and associate director of athletics. In 1997 she moved to Virginia and Randolph College where she served as the director of athletics and chair of physical education for most of her 10-year tenure but served as the special assistant to the president through the co-education transition. In 2007, she took on the role of senior assistant to the president at Washington and Lee University. Following that she worked as a consultant for her own company, Cushman Curry Consulting, and for Cenergistic, Inc. an energy conservation firm that works with schools and colleges.
Throughout her career her academic and professional work has focused on access to education and equity and opportunity for women, particularly as it relates to Title IX and athletics.
Her educational background includes a B.S. in physical education from SUNY Cortland, an M.S. in sport management from East Stroudsburg University, and a Ph.D. in higher education and cultural foundations of education from Syracuse University.
Melissa Effron Hayek directs Women & Philanthropy at UCLA, an engagement program that encourages philanthropic and leadership opportunities for women supporters. In this role, she creates and implements events, develops communication and outreach strategies, and interacts with donors and prospective members. In 2014, twenty years after its inception, she helped guide a significant shift in the program. The organization’s structure and onboarding model were transformed, altering how women are brought into membership and enhancing engagement with the campus to make it an even more dynamic experience for both the members and the university. There are currently close to 2,000 women in the group.
An alumna of UCLA, Melissa gladly returned to campus in 2012 to oversee the Women & Philanthropy program.
Previously, Melissa was the Director of Community Services at Planned Parenthood Los Angeles where she coordinated women’s, young professionals, and regional volunteer groups that put on fundraising events and managed educational and outreach programs.
Hyatt Regency Orange County11999 Harbor Blvd.Garden Grove, CA 92840
To reserve your room, please call 714-750-1234. Please indicate that you are with the Academic Impressions group to receive the group rate.
The rate is $185 for single or double occupancy, plus applicable tax.
A room block has been reserved for the nights of April 2 and 3, 2017.
Make your reservations prior to March13, 2017. There are a limited number of rooms available at the conference rate. Please make your reservations early.
Conveniently located in Anaheim, this hotel is a spectacular destination for business travelers, and vacationers alike. It’s just a short drive away from Orange County beaches, shopping outlets and attractions.
John Wayne/Orange County Airport (SNA)
18601 Airport WaySanta Ana, CA 92707Distance: 13 miles
Super Shuttle: $11 per person/one way
Disneyland® Resort Express Bus: $20 per person - from hotel to airport only
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)380 World WayLos Angeles, CA 90045Distance: 35 miles
Super Shuttle: $17 per person/one way
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