SUNY Community College CAO Retreat

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2018 SUNY Community College CAO Retreat
Thursday, Jan 11 - Friday, Jan 12, 2018
Albany Marriot
Wolf Road, Albany, NY

Click here to register.

Cost: $150 per person
(Discounted cost of $125 per person for 4 or more.)
Mail in a check to:
Monroe Community College Foundation
1057 East Henrietta Road
Rochester, NY 14623

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


Key Note Speaker

Educator and Community Partner— The Dual Role of Community Colleges in Today's Higher Education Market

Speakers: Ray Witkowski and Mary Beth Martin from Changing Our World

About the Speakers:

Changing Our World was founded in 1999 and provides counsel to nonprofits around the world – and to organizations nationwide – to strengthen business operations and the fundraising that fuels their programs, significantly enhancing their abilities to secure revenue from both charitable and non-traditional sources. They use research and analytics to provide the core and constant evidence upon which strategy and action are built. They extend traditional fundraising and engagement strategies online through digital communication and fundraising strategies. Changing Our World’s philosophy is grounded in a true understanding of our clients’ distinctive challenges and opportunities. Our combination of broad experience, seasoned executives, strategic partnerships, and thorough technical approach to designing and implementing major philanthropic initiatives has proven effective in strengthening nonprofit institutions and corporations time and again.

Ray Witkowski is a Managing Director at Changing Our World. He is responsible for leading business development, with a focus on new business opportunities and tailored solutions for our clients.

Ray brings more than 25 years’ experience in higher education and nonprofit brand strategy and communications, and has worked with over 100 colleges and universities, including Columbia University, Le Moyne College, Marshall University, Newbury College, Saint Anselm College, St. Thomas Aquinas College and Siena College. Other former clients include The Catholic Foundation (OH), the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) and the Diocese of Portland, Maine.

Mary Beth Martin is a Senior Managing Director at Changing Our World. With more than twenty-five years of experience, Mary Beth specializes in helping nonprofit organizations design and build strategic fundraising plans, grow major gifts programs, develop fundraising capacity, and execute capital campaigns and other funding initiatives. Since joining Changing Our World, Mary Beth has provided fundraising advice to a variety of nonprofits ranging from universities and social service agencies to organizations focused on national and global health issues. She is co-editor and a major contributor to Mapping the New World of American Philanthropy, published by Wiley and Sons in March 2007. Mary Beth has addressed both national and regional organizations as well as numerous nonprofit boards and development professionals on the topics of planned giving, donor relations and campaign management.


Conference Agenda (coming soon)


Hotel Information

Albany Marriot
189 Wolf Road
Albany, NY 12205-1100
Reservations can be made directly with the hotel at (518) 458-8444, or by using the link below. Please book by the cut-off date of Dec. 20, 2017. If calling to make reservations, please state that you are attending the SUNY CAO Retreat.

Single or Double rate is $115.00
Check-in is 4 p.m.
Check-out is Noon

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