ADRP 2023 Conference Program

 Full participation in ADRP 2023 is applicable for points in Category 1.B -Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification. CE Attendee Tracker

Pre-Conference | Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Time Event
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM Registration Desk Open
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Welcome Party


Day One | Thursday, October 5, 2023

Time Event 
7:00 AM - 4:30 PM Registration Desk Open
7:30 AM  – 8:00 AM Breakfast 
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Welcome | Minneapolis Grand DEFG 
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Opening Keynote 

Danielle HenryGreat Dane 921 Consulting LLC Minneapolis Grand DEFG 

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Networking Break with Exhibitors

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions 1 - Workshops 

1AManaging Yourself in the Chaos of Your Environment | Orchestra Ballroom A
  • Theresa Haenn, Corus International

1B | Stewardship Is Strategy: A Framework for Crafting a Strategic Plan for Your Donor Relations Shop | Marquette Ballroom VII/VIII/IX
  • Amanda Halbert, University of Michigan
  • Ilma Leka, University of Michigan

1C | Fundamentals for New Professionals (aka, What have I gotten myself into?) | Orchestra Ballroom C
  • Jen McGrath, MIT
  • Eliza McNulty, Stanford University
  • Mark Lanum, Brown University

1D | Acknowledgments Made Easy | Marquette Ballroom I/II
  • Debbie Meyers, Rutgers University Foundation
  • Paige Eubanks-Barrow, Donor Relations Partners

1E | Taking the Lead: A Skills, Strategies, and Best Practices Workshop for Team Leaders | Marquette Ballroom III/IV 

  • Rachel Humphrey, University of California,  Berkeley
  • Chelsea Poch, JDRF
  • Rachel Donahue Loughran, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Justin Alle-Corliss, UC Berkeley
  • Jamie Dobbs, Earthjustice
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Lunch and International Stewardship Awards Presentation

 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions 2 

2A | Leveraging the Technology You Already Have to Streamline Your Stewardship Practices | Marquette Ballroom I/II
  • Cheryl McCloskey, Seton Hall University

2B | Activating Active Stewardship | Marquette Ballroom III/IV
  • Gracie Herbert, Miami University

2C | Make it Happen: Scaling Your Stewardship Program and Creating a Major Donor Experience for Every Donor | Marquette Ballroom VII/VII/IX
  • Annaliese Johns, The Cleveland Museum of Art
  • Melanie Uchimura, The Cleveland Museum of Art
  • Kim Hall, The Cleveland Museum of Art

2D | Cookies and Project Management, There's no Better Match | Marquette Ballroom V/VI  
  • Nicole Rodriguez, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

2E | The ABCs of Gift Acceptance Policy -- Anonymity, Benefits, Cryptocurrency, and more! | Orchestra Ballroom A
  • Mary Weingartner, UNICEF USA

2F | Building Relationships By Listening Well: Donor Insight Panels | Orchestra Ballroom B
  • Mark Rovner, Sea Change Strategies
  • Laura Lane, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
  • Steven Abrahamson, National Audubon Society

2G | Mission: Possible - Revealing the Secrets of Aligning Missions and Teams with Heart | Orchestra Ballroom C 
  • Vanessa Barrera, Arizona State University Foundation
  • Will Leon, ASU Foundation
  • Caitlin Deegan, Thunderbird School of Global Management
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Networking Break with Exhibitors

 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Concurrent Sessions 3 

3AGraphics and Videos and Words, Oh My! Finding the Medium For Your Message | Marquette Ballroom I/II
  • Jessica Hegarty, Harvard University

3B | Zero to Hero: How to Create an Impactful Corporate Stewardship Program | Marquette Ballroom III/IV
  • Casie Kamph, American Cancer Society

3C | Empathy: The Not-So-Secret Sauce of Donor Relations | Marquette Ballroom V/VI
  • Bethany Winslow, Maine Medical Center
  • Courtney Bloniasz, Maine Medical Center
  • Caitlin DerSimonian, Maine Medical Center
  • Maura Ryan, Maine Medical Center
  • Tara Studley, Maine Medical Center

3D | Chatbot Got Your Tongue? The Promises and Perils of Chat GPT and Other AI Mysteries | Marquette Ballroom VII/VIII/IX 
  • Jeff Muller, Crossroads Insights LLC

3E | Tools for Effective Communication OR Respond, Already, So I Can Get My Work Done! | Orchestra Ballroom A
  • Ann Enthoven, Stanford University
  • Daniel Lucero, Stanford University
  • Rachel Tarantino, Stanford University

3F | Build a Student Philanthropy Ambassador Team | Orchestra Ballroom B
  •  Sira Fronglio, Worcester Polytechnic Institute - University Advancement

3G | Building a Risk Management Ecosystem for Gift Management | Orchestra Ballroom C
  • Nancy McKinney, University of California, Berkeley
  • Oriel Nolan-Smith, University of California, Berkeley
5:15 PM – 7:15 PM Networking Reception
6:30 PM Dine-Arounds


Day Two | Friday, October 6, 2023

Time Event 
6:00 AM - 7:00 AM Morning Walk | Meet in the Lobby
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Registration Desk Open
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast 
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Morning Opening & Group Workshop

Tracie JaeThe Quiet Rebel Minneapolis Grand DEFG 

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM  Networking Break with Exhibitors

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM   

Concurrent Sessions 4

4A Get the Scoop: Creating an End-of-Campaign Publication | Marquette Ballroom I/II
  • Maggie Flynn, UCLA Health Sciences

4B | You'll Get There: Staying Grounded Through Change, Building, and Rebuilding | Marquette Ballroom III/IV
  • Carol Wilkie, University of St. Thomas

4C | Stewardship TechXChange: Six Ways to Sunday | Marquette V/VI
  • Sara Moïse, Tulane University

4D | Joining a Seasoned Team But Starting From Scratch | Marquette Ballroom VII/VIII/IX

  • Jordan Marshall, Central Michigan University

4E | Overcoming Barriers to Psychological Safety on Diverse Teams | Orchestra Ballroom A
  • Kawai Lai, August Public Inc

4F | Navigating Corporate and Foundation Nonstandard Gift Agreement Compliance | Orchestra Ballroom B

  • Emily McHugh, North Carolina State University

4G | Cultivating Smiles and Sharing Impact: Tips, Ideas, and Top Cases for Video Stewardship | Orchestra Ballroom C

  • Frank Mumford, Gravyty
  • Chelsea Poch, JDRF
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch and Blair Scholarship Awards Presentation and Awards

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM   

Concurrent Sessions 5

5B | Donor Recognition: Where's Your True North? | Marquette Ballroom III/IV
  • Melody Schoonover, Eleven Fifty Seven
  • Pennie Kolinski, Ohio Health

5C | Understanding Your Work Style and Managing Up | Marquette Ballroom V/VI
  • Leticia John, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
  • Laura Lane, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
  • Kawai Lai, August Public Inc

5D | You've Got the Questions, We've Got the Research | Marquette Ballroom VII/VIII/IX
  • Liz Menne, EverTrue
  • Michelle Michael, University of Chicago
  • Sarah Kuenzler, Twin Cities PBS

5E | Educating and Supporting Our Faculty for Effective Storytelling | Orchestra Ballroom A
  • Jean Maginnis, Phillips Exeter Academy
  • Julie Ford, Phillips Exeter Academy

5F | Compliance and Policy Tools for Every Donor Relations Toolkit | Orchestra Ballroom B
  • Jessica Veitch, Jessica Veitch Consulting
  • Mary Weingartner, UNICEF USA

5G | From Tradition to Transformation: CSU's Journey to Equitable, Student-Focused Scholarship Stewardship Orchestra Ballroom C
  • Madison Munn, Colorado State University
  • Katie Brayden, Colorado State University
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Networking Break with Exhibitors

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM   

Concurrent Sessions 6 

6D | Be Careful Where You Step: Navigating Authority and Permission While Driving Projects Forward | Marquette Ballroom VII/VIII/IX

  • Jeannie Ingram, Harvard University

6E | How to Streamline Your Reporting Efforts and Maximize Your Resources | Orchestra Ballroom A 

  • Sara Moïse, Tulane University
  • Robb Hoffheins, Mythos

6F | Saying No So You Can Say Yes: Boundary Setting for Strategic Outcomes | Orchestra Ballroom B 
  • Jamie Dobbs, Earthjustice
  • Adrianne DeWeese, Rockhurst High School

6G | Don't be Overwhelmed by Underutilization: Tackling the Issue of Unspent Funds | Orchestra Ballroom C
  • Kailyn Gramly, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus 
6:30 PM Dine-Arounds


Day Three | Saturday, October 7, 2023



8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Registration Desk Open
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast 
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Wrap-up Comments/Prizes 
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Networking Break with Exhibitors

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM   

Concurrent Sessions 7 - Workshops

7A | Breaking Down Silos / Seamless Synergy: Opening the Doors of Organizational Silos for Transformative Impact | Marquette Ballroom I\II
  • Theresa Haenn, Corus International

7B | Boundaries: The Best Business Tool for Managing Up, Down, and Across | Marquette Ballroom III/IV
  • Kay Coughlin, Facilitator On Fire

7C | Inclusive Storytelling and Values-based Communication | Marquette Ballroom VII/VIII/IX
  • Bronwen Butler, The Nature Conservancy
  • Rocio Johnson, The Nature Conservancy

7D | Fund Management – From People to Paper to Purpose | Marquette Ballroom V/VI
  • Debbie Meyers, Rutgers University Foundation
  • Kathleen Diemer, George Mason University 

7E | Leading Authentically: How to Lead with Values and Impact | Orchestra Ballroom A
  • Nicole Wood, Ama La Vida

7F | Honor Your Potential With Grace and Care in a Changing Culture | Orchestra Ballroom B
  • Eileen Bastien, Seton Hall University
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch Dine-Around
12:10  Minneapolis Sculpture Garden & Walker Art Gallery Tour (Pre-registration is required.)
12:15 - 4:00 PM Excursion to Paisley Park (Pre-registration is required.)