Conference Agenda

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

 TimeSession Title Speaker
 12 noon ET Conference Opens/ Welcome
Toba Cohen-Dunning, MSW, MPA, CEFL,
Executive Director, Omaha Public Schools Foundation
President, NSFA
 12:15 p.m. ET
 Opening Keynote: The Future of Technology in Education,
Sponsored by Harlem Wizards
Gus Schmedlen
 1:15 p.m. ET
 Break & Check out Exhibit Booths
 
 1:30 p.m. ET 
Breakout Session 1
 

Major Gifts Bootcamp: Time to Move to the Top of the List
Sponsored by CauseVid
Debbie Sontupe, CEFL, Match Nonprofit Consulting
Chrissie Wetherbee, CEFL, Morris Educational Foundation
      Should a School Foundation Operate After-school Programs?
Sponsored by Real Solutions Educational Consulting, Inc.
Aaron Monroe, Henrico Education Foundation
Scott Williams, Henrico Education Foundation

Transferring Success of Sales Funnels to Fundraising
 Dr. Erika Harney, Dayton Public Schools Foundation
  Crafting a Case for SupportSara Bender, CEFL, NSFA
 3:00 p.m. ET
 Day One Sessions Conclude
Exhibit Hall Opens
 
 4:00 p.m. ET
Exhibit Hall Closes
 
 7:00 p.m. ET
Trivia Night
Sponsored by Boston Latin School Association
 

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

 Time Session Title
Speaker
11:00 a.m ET
CEFL Informational Panel
 
12 noon ET
Keynote: Making the Most of the
District-Foundation Partnership
Sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal
 Dr. William Hite, School District of Philadelphia
Donna Frisby-Greenwood, CEFL,

Fund for the School District of Philadelphia
 1:00 p.m. ET   Break & Check out Exhibit Booths 
 1:15 p.m. ETBreakout Session 2  
 
 Honoring Alumni Achievement...Supporting Student Success
 Abigayle Tobia, CFRE, North Allegheny Foundation
       Increasing Board Member Giving and Participation Makayla Buchanan, Clay Education Foundation
  NSFA National Standards 101-
Education Foundation Guiding Principles
Sponsored by One Oak Winery/Laura Zimmerman
 Robin Callahan, CEFL, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation
 Nonprofit Leaders: The Impact of Investing in Yourself
Blair Ellis, Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation
  Pursuing (Educational Foundation) Greatness in a Virtual WorldJennifer Shelby, Sherman Education Foundation
 2:20 p.m. ET
Breakout Session 3
  Leading the Way on Literacy Initiatives Donna Frisby-Greenwood, CEFL
Fund for the School District of Philadelphia
Mary Mélon, CEFL,
Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools
 Partnering for Racial Equity in our Schools
Sponsored by Foundant Technologies
Liv Gifford, Corvallis Public Schools Foundation
Marcianne  Koetje, Corvallis Public School District
 Building a Strong Relationship with 
Your School District
Dr. Wayne Padover, National University
Wendy Van DeLaCastro, CEFL,
Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools
   Maximize Virtual Learning &
Foundation Impact with Crowdfunding
Sponsored by Cox
Kirk Smiley, DonorsChoose
Anne Gould, Jordan Education Foundation
Nicole Smith, Howard-Suamico Education Foundation
  Building Strong Business and Community Partnerships for Public SchoolsSandra Harris, Esther Bailey-Bass &
Kelly Rolf, PENCIL
 3:20 p.m. ET
 Day Two Sessions Conclude
 
 3:30 p.m. ET
 Exhibit Hall Opens
 
 7:00 p.m. ET
Happy Hour
 


Thursday, February 25, 2021

 TimeSession Title Speaker
 11:00 a.m. ET
 Chair Yoga with discussion:
How Yoga Can Help Schoolchildren
 
12 noon ET
 Keynote: How to Lead School Foundation Teams Through &
Beyond a Crisis: 7 Prescriptions for Leadership Success
Sponsored by Match Nonprofit Consulting
Dr. Mary Kelly, CDR, USN(ret.)
1:00 p.m. ET
Breakout Session 4 
 Leveraging Alumni Power in a Virtual World
Sponsored by Alumni Nations
Jim Burgraff, Alumni Nations 
Michele Roberts, Central High School Foundation
  Community Engagement in Strategic Planning Abigayle Tobia, CFRE, North Allegheny Foundation
  Education Foundation & Community Level Response
to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Tyren Frazier, Chesterfield Education Foundation
Mike Taylor, CEFL, Henrico Education Foundation
Scott Blackwell, Community Foundation for a Greater Richmond 
  National Standards 201 –
Education Foundation Proven Practices
Wendy Van DeLaCastro, CEFL,
Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools
  Stronger Together: The Education Foundation - District Team Laurie Cromwell, CFRE, Foundation Innovation, LLC
Suzi Pagel, CFRE, Midway ISD Education Foundation
 2:00 p.m. ET
 Break & Check out Exhibit Booths 
 2:15 p.m. ET
Breakout Session 5  
  Integrating Donor Management Systems for Small Foundations
Sponsored by Bloomerang
 Eric Wilson, Fort Osage Education Foundation
Stephanie Smith, Fort Osage Education Foundation
  Superintendent Transitions:
The Role of The Foundation’s Board and Executive Director 
Dr. Wayne Padover, National University
Sarah French, CEFL, Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation
  Small but Mighty:
Foundations as the Glue for Community Schools
Sponsored by Skaneateles Education Foundation / Heather Carroll
Robin Jones, The Camp Hill Lion Foundation
 Building a Data-Driven Campaign Plan for Sustained Growth
  Donna Frisby-Greenwood, CEFL
Fund for the School District of Philadelphia
 Creating Mixed Program Portfolios to
Build your Foundation’s Financial Position
Mary Chance, Consortium of Florida Education Foundations
David Moore, Moore Strategic Consulting, LLC
 3:15 p.m. ET
 Day Three Sessions Conclude
 
 3:30 p.m. ET
 Exhibit Hall Opens
 


Friday, February 26, 2021

 Time Session Title Speaker 
 11:00 a.m. ET
Coffee & Book Chat
Sponsored by Bill Hoffman & Associates
 
 12 noon ET
 Keynote: Communicating Better with Busy Families
 Dr. Todd Rogers
 1:00 p.m. ET
  Break & Check out Exhibit Booths 
 1:15 p.m. ET
 Essential Partnerships: A Panel Discussion with
Foundation Executives & School & Community Leaders
 Moderator: Mary Mélon, CEFL
Panelists:
Toba Cohen-Dunning, MSW, MPA, CEFL &
Steve Kinkead, President, Board of Directors,
Omaha Public Schools Foundation
Amy Stuursma, Executive Director, East Grand Rapids School Foundation &
Brian Schwartz, Board President, East Grand Rapids School Foundation
Mike Taylor, CEFL, Henrico Education Foundation &
Michelle F. Ogburn, Chair, Henrico School Board
 2:30 p.m. ET
Awards Ceremony & Conference Closing
 Toba Cohen-Dunning, MSW, MPA, CEFL,
Traci Skalberg, CEFL &
Mary Mélon, CEFL
 3:00 p.m. ET
 Conference Concludes
 


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