2017 Annual Conference

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Registration is OPEN

September 26 – 28th

Lakeview Golf Resort & Spa

Morgantown, West Virginia

The 2017 Philanthropy West Virginia Annual Conference is 3 weeks away. We hope you are planning to join us in Morgantown on September 26 – 28 for a conference that brings together the trustees/board members, CEOs, staff, and professional advisors of all grantmaking foundations, corporate giving, giving circles, and individual philanthropists in West Virginia.

The conference brings world class speakers, resources, and programs that delve into the unique role, newbies or long-time leaders, from board members to advisors to CEOs to staff, connecting with others in similar roles, exploring how you can work together to increase philanthropy’s impact, and providing knowledge and tools to advance your work in philanthropy.

This year’s conference focuses on MEANINGFUL ACTION during challenging times providing professional development, ideas, and solutions to apply in your work from Learning new and best practices, Leveraging your grantmaking with your peers and collaborative investments, and Leading on key issues impact philanthropy, nonprofits and our communities. Conference sessions will also provide many opportunities for deep skill-building in the areas of highest importance to foundations, corporate giving, individual philanthropists, and those who work with them, and plenty of time for meaningful peer-to-peer networking and interaction.

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Rising Leader Scholarship Opportunity

Thanks to the generosity of a few sponsors Philanthropy WV will offer up three to eight scholarships to allow rising leaders within West Virginia involved and/or interested in philanthropy to attend our 2017 Annual Conference. The scholarship will cover the recipient’s registration fee and possibly cover a portion of all of their hotel accommodations.  Scholarship recipients will be responsible for meals outside the conference, transportation and incidental expenses.

To be eligible for a scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Work for a Philanthropy West Virginia member or have a demonstrated interest in getting involved as a board member, staff member, young philanthropist, or advisor to a grantmaking foundation, corporate giving program, giving circles, venture philanthropy, and/or charitable giving.
  • Have worked in philanthropy, served on a board/giving circle, or be involved as donors/philanthropists at any level for less than five years.
  • Have the endorsement of a Philanthropy WV member and/or Partner to attend the conference.
  • Demonstrate financial need and rising/established leadership activities in the philanthropic sector.

Applications must be submitted no later than Wednesday, September 13, 2017.

To view the application –> CLICK HERE

The purpose of the scholarship fund is to engage, connect, and advance rising leaders in our philanthropic sector to obtain a deeper understanding of the sector’s work, support new leaders coming into the sector serving on staffs, boards and/or becoming philanthropists, and ensuring a diversity of generational leadership across our state.



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Questions about the event? Please contact Grace McDaniel.