Monday Schedule

All times are Central time zone

MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2020
1:00 PM 8:00 PM Registration
11:00 AM 1:00 PM Executive Committee working lunch
1:30 PM 2:30 PM Plenary 1:
An Introduction to the Auburn Family & Empowering Ambassadors of Hope

Liz Huntley, Attorney and member of the Auburn University Board of Trustees

Interview by Taffye Clayton, Associate Provost and Vice President for Inclusion and Diversity

Liz Huntley shares her inspirational story of an Alabama woman who overcame tremendous adversity to become a successful attorney, motivational speaker and member of the Auburn University Board of Trustees. Scared, abused and taken to the limit of a person’s capacity to endure, Liz reveals the perils of a childhood that would lead most to a broken life or premature death. Thanks to the intervention of caring educators and others, Liz recounts her journey from unimaginable darkness to radiance, and reminds us of the amazing impact that development professionals can make on those around us by identifying and empowering ambassadors of hope.

2:30 PM 2:40 PM Break
2:40 PM 3:40 PM Plenary 2:
Donor Retention isn’t Speed Dating

Lynn Wester, Donor Relations Guru

The concept behind speed dating is to meet as many people as possible as quickly as possible—and 99% of them you’ll never see again. Actually, that’s not too far off from the statistic that 80% of donors never make a second gift. What can you do to develop a successful donor retention program, what works and what doesn’t, and how can you improve your retention rate? Learn how to form a lasting relationship with your donors.

3:40 PM 4:50 PM Table Topics
5:00 PM 5:45 PM Campus & Toomers Corner Tour
6:15 PM 10:30 PM Transit to and from Welcome Reception
6:30 PM 7:30 PM War Eagle Welcome Reception
7:30 PM 10:00 PM Sunset Social