Day 3: Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Breakfast | 7:30 – 8:00 a.m.

Room 211B, South Ballroom
2nd Floor UW HUB
A map of the 2nd floor of the UW HUB is available here.

Closing Plenary | 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Building Strong Relationships with Industry: Boeing and the UW
Todd W. Zarfos, VP Engineering Functions/WA State Design Center and Senior Chief Engineer of Airplane Systems for The Boeing Company

The Boeing Company has a deep and broad relationship with the University of Washington. Todd Zarfos, executive focal for the UW and chair of the College of Engineering Dean’s Visiting Committee, will discuss how strong relationships between industry and universities are built, the company’s perspective on philanthropy, and Boeing’s need for engineers and engineering research partnerships going forward.

Room 211B, South Ballroom
2nd Floor UW HUB
A map of the 2nd floor of the UW HUB is available here.

EDF 2019 Announcement and Swag Exchange | 9:00 – 9:15 a.m.

Room 211B, South Ballroom
2nd Floor UW HUB
A map of the 2nd floor of the UW HUB is available here.

Session 1 | 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Grab Your Passport, We’re Going International
Mahnaz Sherzoi, Director of Advancement, Electrical Engineering and International Advancement, University of Washington
Jenq-Neng Hwang, Professor and Associate Chair for Global Affairs and International Development, Electrical Engineering, University of Washington
Ray Li, Senior Director of International Advancement, University of Washington
Kimberly B. Willis, Senior Associate Director of Development Whiting School of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
Hugh Sullivan, Whiting School of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
Location: Room 145, 1st Floor UW HUB

A campaign can be an ideal time to engage international prospects. Join us for an interactive panel discussion with fundraisers and faculty who have collaborated successfully to engage alumni internationally. Whether you have a mature international program at your institution or are simply looking to engage a prospect living abroad in your portfolio, you will come away with tips to devise and improve your approach.

Partnering with Career Services for Comprehensive Engagement Opportunities
Philip O’Connor, Corporate & Alumni Engagement Officer, School of Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University
Anita Taylor, Director, Career Services, School of Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University
David Iyall, Senior Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations, College of Engineering, University of Washington
Gail Cornelius, Director, Career Services, College of Engineering, University of Washington
Location: Room 334, 3rd Floor UW HUB

Hear from two Schools of Engineering, University of Washington and  Virginia Commonwealth University, about how they work collaboratively with Career Services to develop strong industry partnerships in tandem with development offices.

Stop, Collaborate and Listen
Kim Jacobs, Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations, College of Engineering, University of Florida
Hillary Nowland, Development Officer, College of Engineering, Auburn University – Former Athletics Development Officer
Location: Lyceum, 1st Floor UW HUB

Discuss best practices for collaborating with your colleagues in Corporate & Foundation Relations, Alumni Relations, Major Gifts, Athletics and other academic units to achieve your development goals. We will talk about ways to improve collaborative efforts across campus as well as incentives to promote working together to best serve our donors.

How Talent Management Can Partner with You
Elizabeth Cook, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Talent Management and Administration, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
Christina Z Chang, Assistant Vice President, Finance, Talent Management and Administration, University of Washington
Michael Masem, Senior Director of Development & Advancement, University of Florida
Location: Room 332, 3rd Floor UW HUB

Wherever you are in your organization, you should be aware of the function of Talent Management. Attracting, retaining, and developing employees is not relegated to the TM team; thinking about an employee’s life cycle is everyone’s responsibility. When you apply talent management tactics as a part of your career path strategy, a broader perspective is achieved. Let’s have a conversation about how Talent Management can partner with you!

Session 2 | 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

Comprehensive Campaigns: Ensuring engineering priorities make the list!
Laura Breyfogle, Senior Associate Dean for External Relations, Stanford Engineering
Angela L. Young, Senior Director of Development, Stanford Engineering
Location: Room 332, 3rd Floor UW HUB

This session will provide real examples of how to influence the trajectory of a comprehensive campaign in your direction. Whether it’s program needs or brick and mortar, we’ve got you covered. Best of all, the end result will raise more money and prove you a team player.

Driving Sustainable Philanthropy Through an Innovative Corporate Partners Program
Brett Larson, Senior Director of Development, Kansas State University Foundation
Brett Seidl, Development Officer, Kansas State University Foundation
Location: Lyceum, 1st Floor UW HUB

With companies looking for greater ROI in their higher education giving, K-State’s College of Engineering developed a unique corporate partners program to streamline their corporate interactions and provide tangible industry benefits. Entering its third year, the Engineering Leadership and Innovation program has attracted nearly 20 industry partners, each with multi-year major gift commitments. Learn how your institution can respond to the needs of industry while raising impactful dollars for your College.

Your Partners in Stewardship and Donor Relations: Enhancing the donor experience
Kathleen Crowell, Assistant Director of Donor Relations & Stewardship, College of Engineering, University of Washington
Megan Mosher, Assistant Director of Stewardship and Donor Relations, Cornell Engineering, Cornell University
Location: Room 145, 1st Floor UW HUB

As donor relations officers embedded in engineering colleges, we will demonstrate how strategic collaboration leads to increased effectiveness in the four mainstays of donor relations and stewardship: acknowledging, stewarding, recognizing and engaging donors. Like a choreographed dance, when each step is performed with creativity, gratitude and appreciation, our donors are happy they gave and are eager to give again. The presenters will provide concrete examples, systems and processes that can immediately be put to use.

Needle in a Haystack: How analytics, analysis, and strong collaboration with your prospect development team yields great prospects
Sandy Jeter, Research Strategist, University Advancement, University of Washington
Greg Toledo, Research Strategist, University Advancement, University of Washington
Location: Room 334, 3rd Floor UW HUB

Using case studies from Engineering and other fundraising units, University of Washington prospect researchers will illustrate how they work with fundraisers to identify the best prospects within large prospect pools. Learn how predictive and descriptive statistics, scoring methods, and analysis can pinpoint opportunity within the pool.