Wednesday Schedule

Wednesday, June 19


7:30 – 8:15 am Breakfast Atkinson Hall – Foyer
8:15 – 9:15 am Closing Plenary:  Preparing to Explore: Educating the Next Generation of Space Leaders

Fueled by advances like paradigm-shifting reusable first-stage rockets, space travel is transforming rapidly on the cusp of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo mission. In sync with the compelling advances taking place in the aerospace industry, the Aerospace Engineering program at UC San Diego is growing its top-notch faculty to further define our place in the next great space age. The Aerospace Engineering program is preparing students to contribute to the missions that will send humanity to other planets, moons and asteroids. What will be the best practices in collaborating with Industry to fuel the present and future needs of this workforce?
This wide-ranging panel discussion, moderated by Albert P. Pisano (Dean, Jacobs School of Engineering, UC San Diego), will highlight the following:
UC San Diego’s historical connection to US space exploration,
The acceleration of a new space surge due to a new space economy,
And the role of universities in educating the next generation of space leaders that is diverse in thought, experiences and backgrounds

Presenters: Carlos Coimbra, Abhishek Saha, Albert P. Pisano, Shonte Tucker

Atkinson Hall – Auditorium & Theater
9:15 – 9:45 am EDF 2020 Announcement & Swag Swap Atkinson Hall – Auditorium
9:45 – 10:45 am Think Big – Annual Fund and Major Gifts, not mutually exclusive

In this time of financial uncertainty in higher education, raising discretionary funding is more important than ever. Join the annual and major gift officers from UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering as they share how they partner to create novel gift opportunities that make the annual fund a destination for major gifts. They will also share best practices and strategies for blended major gift and annual fund solicitations resulting in record breaking fundraising totals.

Presenters: Lauren Henderson, Lily Omid, Christine Willand, Randy Sweringen, Dale Masterson, Jasmine Payne

Atkinson Hall – Auditorium
9:45 – 10:45 am $1 Billion later – lessons learned from a successful campaign.

Equipped with a vision to be the “world’s preeminent College of Engineering serving the common good,” learn what went into the strategy, thought-process and successful completion of a $1B campaign goal at the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering. Then, find out how these new funds are enabling the College’s bold plans for the future and the transforming landscape of our campus.

Presenters: Michael Drake and Lauren Dello Russo

Computer Science Bldg – Room 1242
9:45 – 10:45 am Impactful Impact Reports

Donors love impact reports, but impactful impact reports take time and effort to research and produce. This session will present ideas, best practices and sample impact reports (both written and video) for attendees to use in elevating their stewardship efforts.

Presenters: Tom Lawley and Natalia Hardin

Bioengineering Bldg, Fung Auditorium – 1st Floor
9:45 – 10:45 am When to Make a Move

What are the questions to ask and answers to know before making a move? How do you weigh salary and title vs. the opportunity to be successful? What are the warning signs to notice? The need for high performing gift officers only continues to increase. Universities are hiring gift officers in record numbers as the demand to raise private support increases. With the number of open jobs seemingly endless, the opportunities to make a move are presented daily. While a higher title and more pay may seem like an easy decision, all gift officer positions are not the same. This presentation will discuss this, and offer views and insights into making the next decision for your career.

Presenters: Kasey Carroll, Chandler Vandenberg, Michael Barasch

Computer Science Bldg – Room 1202
10:45 – 11:00 am Break
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Campaign Close: What we wish we would have known!

So you’ve been tasked with organizing your school’s campaign close event (or any major event). Where do you start? Join us for deep debrief of what we did including the good, the bad, and the ugly. We’ll share our experiences closing out Auburn and Johns Hopkins’ recent campaigns – going over how we planned our events, faced demands from stakeholders, and (as usual with events) battled surprises at every turn.

Presenters: Wade Welch and Kimberly Willis

Computer Science Bldg – Room 1242
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Shared Credit

Sharing credit on gifts across units and the university; discuss best practices and applications.

Presenters: Jeremy Quast and Adlai Hurt

Bioengineering Bldg, Fung Auditorium – 1st Floor
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Tales from the Road: Frontline to Administration

A discussion of the experiences that current Development Leadership have had as they went from a front-line DO to a member of their leadership team.

Presenters: Brian Shupe and Melisa Baldwin

Atkinson Hall – Auditorium
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Thank You, Next (generation): Creating a Young Alumni Board

Presenters: Erica Fuller and Angela Martin

Computer Science Bldg – Room 1202
12:00 PM EDF 2019 Concludes – See you next year!