Sharing Compelling Stories to Ignite Your Fundraising
Arts Deans are invited to share and learn together at a Development Workshop preceding our 54th Annual Conference Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Noon – 3 p.m. at The Lunenburg Academy at the top of Gallows Hill in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
For centuries, Lunenburg’s affinity with the sea has shaped her destiny.
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site,
National Historic District, winner of the Communities in Bloom most beautiful small town in Canada, Prettiest Painted Places in Canada, Port City of the Year,
and Society of American Travel Writers’ awards. Picturesque Lunenburg lies nestled along the scenic shores of southern Nova Scotia.
Experience the Lunenburg way of life as we tour the village’s historic architecture, attractions and amenities in the morning, followed by lunch and a Development Workshop for those who choose this option, or lunch and afternoon on your own at 3 p.m. sharp.
Guests and/or Deans are also invited to ride to Lunenburg with the group; tour the village with us in the morning; and enjoy lunch and afternoon on their own.
8:00 a.m. Buses depart the Conference hotel, Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, and travel by highway to Lunenburg
9:30 – 11:45 a.m. Enjoy a guided tour of Lunenburg
11:45 – Noon – Participants in the Development Workshop walk up the hill to the Lunenburg Academy, at the top of Gallows Hill
Noon – 3:00 p.m. Development Workshop
3:00 p.m. sharp Buses will depart for a two-hour waterfront drive back to Halifax
Each section in the day’s program offers opportunities for discussion about best practices and the sharing of success stories. Participants are encouraged to bring a powerful story of their own!
Everyone in your organization has a role in telling your institution’s story, being an effective and impassioned ambassador, identifying and engaging potential donors, and providing powerful stewardship that invites new gifts.
Everyone will leave with new ideas and increased skills. Your immediate follow-up plans will solidify the experience with action and results.
Early Bird: $150 until September 1 After that: $175 per person For those who wish to join us on the bus and for the morning tour (only): $50 per person
Facilitators / ICFAD’s Cultivation and Stewardship Committee Steve Peters, Dean, College of Fine Arts, University of Montevallo Michael W. Haga, Associate Dean, School of the Arts, College of Charleston Jennifer S. Shank, Dean, College of Education, Tennessee Tech
A Ten Year Journey to a Seven-Figure Gift Joyce Gattas, Dean, College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts, San Diego State University Mary Darling, Senior Director of Development
During an eight-year major campus campaign at San Diego State University (SDSU), the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts raised $49 million. During those years, Dean Gattas and her team learned the value of a small gift. First gifts are rarely major gifts. “My most gratifying experiences resulted from faculty giving and the ten-year journey from a small gift to a major gift,” Dean Gattas said.
Building a Comprehensive Development Program with Limited Resources Valerie Eickmeier, Dean, Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI Kim Hodges, Director of Development
In her 19-years at the helm, Dean Eickmeier has led the charge to raise more than $35 million for her school during three university-wide campaigns. Funding for capital projects, endowed faculty chairs and scholarships, unrestricted operating, international programs, new graduate programs, gallery operating and endowment support for faculty research has all been part of the successful effort. Dean Eickmeier's 12-year relationship with the school's Director of Development has been a key part of the equation.
An Unexpected Relationship and a Lasting Legacy Anita DeAngelis, Associate Dean for the Arts, College of Arts and Sciences Mary B. Martin School of the Arts, East Tennessee State University Michael Webb, Development Officer
East Tennessee State University’s Mary B. Martin School of the Arts is the result of an unexpected relationship with a donor (a retired chemist), his desire to name something in memory of his wife, and his interests in providing positive impact through the arts.