Recap of the SUNY Community College Chief Advancement Officer Retreat

January 24, 2019

The ninth annual SUNY Community College Chief Advancement Officers Retreat was held at The Century House in Latham, NY on January 17-18. There were 68 attendees from 18 SUNY campuses and 1 CUNY campus. The retreat offers sessions and opportunities to share best practice on a wide array of important topics to foundations, fundraisers, college presidents, and board of directors.

This year’s topics included Design Thinking for Fundraising & Advancement Success; Key Characteristics of Top Performing Community Colleges; When Campaigns Go Sideways; Challenges Facing Institutionally Related Foundations; MOU’s and Gift Acceptance Policies; Donor-Centric Fundraising; and an Alumni and Career Services Panel Discussion. There were also opportunities to network during roundtable discussions, dinner, and “The Familiar Feud Game Show” hosted by Mark Pastorella.

The event was sponsored by SUNYCUAD, CASE District II Venture Capital Grant, Dupli, the Winkler Group, and Blackbaud.