2021 Appalachian Community Philanthropy Institute: Agenda

This event is designed for Community Foundations, United Ways, Hospital and University Foundations and more, to learn, connect and collaborate. We hope you will join us in both reflecting back on what the past year has taught us about our communities’ extraordinary resilience and in building the knowledge, skills, and connections to plan for a brighter future!

We will be continuing to add more detail to this agenda as we get closer to the event, so please check back.

August 10th

1 p.m. – Registration opens

2:15 p.m. – Opening Keynote: Brenda Solarzano, Headwaters Health Foundation

3:30 p.m. – Skill Building Sessions

  • Skill Building Session A: “Donor Intent, Restricted Funds, and Best Practices for Creative Grantmaking in a Litigious World” with Zac Kester of Charitable Allies
  • Skill Building Session B: Nurturing Productive Conversations with Existing and Prospective Legacy Donors, with Susan Turnbull, Personal Legacy Advisors

5 p.m. – Break to check in 

6 p.m. – Reception

6:30 p.m. – Evening Keynote with Dr. Laurie Paarlberg, Indiana University Purdue University

August 11th

8:15 a.m. – Breakfast

8:45 a.m. – Morning Keynote: Lisa Courtice, United Way of Central Ohio

9:45 a.m. – Break

10 a.m. – Breakout Sessions

  • Session A: Accounting Updates and Hot Topics, Kelly Shafer, Suttle & Stalnaker CPAs
  • Session B: Charitable Gift Planning Panel, WV Charitable Gift Planners Association. Featuring Michael Bell of the Davis Health System Foundation, Jeff Taylor of the United Methodist Foundation, moderator Brett White of the Tygart Valley United Way, and more.

11:15 a.m. – Breakout Sessions

  • Session A: Diversity Equity and Inclusion Practices from the Inside Out, with Dora Anim, Greater Cincinnati Community Foundation
  • Session B: Deep Dive Discussion on Partnerships and Community Leadership with Dr. Paarlberg

12:30 p.m. – Lunch Keynote: Mission-Driven Board Development & Trends in Board Governance, with Jim Taylor of BoardSource

1:30 p.m. – Break

1:45 p.m. – Breakout Sessions

  • Session A: Community Development Panel
  • Session B: To be decided, either Small But Mighty Impact Investing, or Public Policy Updates

2:45 p.m. – Break

3 p.m. – Closing Keynote: To be Announced!