SUNY Community College CAO Retreat

2015 SUNY Community College CAO Retreat
Thursday, Jan 15 - Friday, Jan 16, 2015
Albany Marriot
Wolf Road, Albany, NY

Click here to register.

Cost: $125 per person
Mail in a check to:
Monroe Community College Foundation
228 East Main Street
Rochester, NY 14604

Please include a copy of the registration receipt that will be emailed to you after you complete the online registration.


Thursday, January 15, 2015

10:30 – 12:30 p.m.

Opening Session I - sponsored by CASE District II
Penelope Burk, president, Cygnus Applied Research, Inc. & author of Donor-Centered Fundraising and Donor-Centered Leadership

Donor Centered Fundraising - How to hold onto your donors and raise more money

As wealth shifts to a more independently-minded donor, one who is more questioning and harder to reach, fundraisers need to know what donors want and how to provide it.  Learn the strategy that sustains donor loyalty and raises more generous gifts by bringing fundraising in line with donors’ modern-day requirements. Defined by a decade of research with thousands of donors and fundraisers, this is the only statistically-supported fundraising philosophy with the power to bring donors and not-for-profits together to achieve substantial growth.

12:30 – 1:00 p.m.

Opening Lunch - sponsored by Blackbaud

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Opening Session II - sponsored by SUNY CUAD
Penelope Burk

It Takes Three to Tango - what Boards, CEO's and Fundraisers need to know about each other if they want to raise more money

Professional fundraisers insist that they can’t do it alone but that doesn’t mean that Boards and CEOs necessarily agree or that all three know how to dance together to maximize results.
Penelope Burk has surveyed hundreds of Leadership Volunteers, CEOs, and Development chiefs about how they define their own ‐‐ and each other’s ‐‐ responsibilities in fundraising.  She will discuss the impact of staffing and support on the bottom line and what strategies and approaches are needed to ensure that the best decisions about fundraising are made so that more donors stay loyal while making increasingly generous gifts.

3:15 – 3:45 p.m.

Break-Out Sessions - sponsored by Dupli
SUNY Update -
Jennifer LoTurco, SUNY Assistant Vice Chancellor for External Affairs

College President and Foundation Board Discussion - Conversation and Idea Sharing

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Session III - sponsored by CASE
Paul Heaton
, Director of the CASE Center for Community College Advancement
CASE Survey on Community College Benchmarking

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Networking Hour

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Dinner - hosted by Alliance Bernstein, LP
Marc Penziner
, principal, Bernstein Global Wealth Management
2015 Investment Outlook & Behavioral Finance - an interactive look at how we think about risk and investment strategy

Friday, January 16, 2015

8:15 – 9:45 a.m.

Breakfast Roundtables - sponsored by CCS
Joe April - Armistead Group
Scott Brement - Dupli Envelope & Graphics
Bob Duckworth - Blackbaud
Brian Sagrestano - Constellation Advancement Gift Planning Development, LLC

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Session IV - sponsored by Armistead
Lucas Meyers
, Director of Communications, SUNY Adirondack
JoAnn Gometz, Digital Strategy, Fingerpaint Marketing

Social Media Strategies for College Leadership

11:45 – 12:30 p.m.

Closing Luncheon - sponsored by Constellation Advancement
Conference Co-Chairs - Amy Pauley, Finger Lakes Community College and Jill Vogel, SUNY Adirondack

Hotel Information

Albany Marriot
189 Wolf Road
Albany, NY 12205-1100
Reservations can be made directly with the hotel at (800) 443-8952 by the cut-off date of Dec.31, 2014. When making reservations, please state that you are attending the SUNY CAO Retreat.

Single or Double rate is $111.00
Check-in is 4 p.m.
Check-out is Noon