Conference Agenda

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

 Time Session Title Speaker
 1 p.m. ET  Conference Opens/ Welcome
Traci Skalberg, CEFL
President, NAEF
 1 p.m. ET  Opening Keynote
John King
   2 p.m. ET 
Breakout Session 1
 

Storytelling for Impact
Kiersten Hill
Director of Nonprofit Solutions, Firespring
 

Building a Diversified Fundraising Mix:
A Foundation of Funding for Future Success!

Debbie Sontupe, President

Molly Servais, Senior Consultant

Match Nonprofit Consulting


Growing the Technology Talent Ecosystem to
Advance Long-term Economic Prosperity
Toba Cohen-Dunning, CEFL, MSW, MPA
Executive Director, Omaha Public Schools Foundation
Jona Van Duen, President
Nebraska Tech Collective
Susan Katzman, Secretary
National Career Academy Coalition

 3 p.m. ET
Breakout Session 2
 
   Fundraising Through the Pandemic
with an All-Volunteer Board
Alicia Lingane & Tom Kozlowicz
Yorkville Educational Foundation
  Growing Your Foundation from a
One-Person Shop to a Full Team

Mike Taylor, CEFL
Henrico Education Foundation
 

 4 p.m. ET
Breakout Session 3
 

Models and Partnerships to Fund Staff
for Education Foundations

 Jeff Abke, CEFL, Director of Development
Perrysburg Schools
Erin Adams, Executive Director
Clinton Public Schools Foundation
Heather Carroll, CEFL, Executive Director
Skaneateles Education Foundation

Yolanda Johnson Pruitt, JD, CEFL, Executive Director,
Montgomery County Public Schools
Educational Foundation, Inc.

Stuart Williams, Community Relations Coordinator
Ballston Spa Central School District

  Real-life Tips and Tricks to Maximize Social Media
 Kristin Craven, Executive Director
Perkiomen Valley School District Foundation
  
Develop your Alumni Program:
Excel in your Community Advocacy

Jim Burgraff
Alumni Nations


Thursday, March 3, 2022

Time Session Title Speaker
1 p.m. ET  Conference Opens/ Welcome

Toba Cohen-Dunning, CEFL, MSW, MPA
Past Chair, NAEF

1 p.m. ET  Opening Keynote
Judi Steele & Jeff Geihs
2 p.m. ET 
Breakout Session 1
 

Making Major Inroads with
Major Donor

Karin Cox & Janell Johnson
Hartsook

 

Creating a Process for
Strategic Planning

Katy Leffel, CEFL
The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence
 Deanna Boston, CFRE
Edmond Public Schools Foundation

The Correlation Between Race, Poverty,
and Student Achievement:
The Role of Local Education Foundations

Sara Bender
Ball State University/NSFA
Wayne Padover
National University/NSFA

3 p.m. ET
Breakout Session 2
 
  National Education Foundations
Study Finding
Laurie Cromwell, CFRE
Foundation Innovation, LLC
  Foundation Purpose During &
Beyond the Bell/Post-Pandemic

Angela Ryan, Executive Director
Sonoma Valley Education Foundation

  Youth Voices about Mental Health
Gail Rothman, CEFL, Executive Director
Decatur Education Foundation
Rachel Alterman Wallack, MSW
VOX Atlanta
4 p.m. ET
Breakout Session 3
 

The Data Walk Strategy: A Simple Technique
to Focus Stakeholders on Setting
Data-Driven Priorities

Tracy Burger
Consortium of Florida Education Foundation
Meghan Magamoll
Public Education Foundation of Marion County

   More Than A Golf Tournament:
How School Foundations Can
Maximize Partnerships
Jennifer Sibal, Executive Director
Gering Schools Foundation
Nicole Anderson, Executive Director
Columbus Public Schools Foundation

    Friday, March 4, 2022

 TimeSession TitleSpeaker
 1 p.m. ET Conference Opens/ Welcome
Mary Melon, CEFL
Vice Chair, NAEF
 1 p.m. ET Opening Keynote
Chan Hellman
2 p.m. ET 
Breakout Session 1
 

Maximizing Corporate Relationships
for Strategic Success
Amy Gough & Troy Selberg
Cabarrus County Education Foundation
 

Navegadores y Entrenadores:
Opening Schoolhouse Doors to ELL Families
through Programs and Partnership

Dory Hack & Masiel Rodriquez-Vars
Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence



Senator Hunt
 3 p.m. ET
Breakout Session 2
 
 Crowdfunding & Equity in Your
Foundation and District
Kirk Smiley
DonorsChoose
 Student Ambassador Program
Deanna Boston, Executive Director
Kayla Nguyen, Student Ambassador
Edmond Public Schools Foundation
 4 p.m. ET
Closing Session
 

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