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May 8, 2024 ♦ Eastham Center, Stuart Hall School
107 W Beverley Street ♦ Staunton, VA
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM


WHY ATTEND? 
Are you interested in enrollment trends?
Do you want to know more about communications, marketing, and development innovations?
Are you eager to connect with VAIS peers?
This is the program for you!   

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?  
Admissions, Communications, Marketing, Development, and Philanthropy Professionals

HOW WILL WE LEARN? 
 
During this in-person event, we will explore best practices and innovations for independent school advancement! This full-day event includes an engaging Keynote, concurrent workshop sessions, and plenty of time for collaboration with VAIS peers.  

WHERE/WHEN:
Eastham Center, Stuart Hall School
107 W Beverley St
Staunton, VA 24401
Wednesday, May 8, 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
 
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
 
KEYNOTE
Strengthening Communities, Building Movements, and Facilitating Change: Independent Schools as Civil Society Organizations, Dr. Andrew Schoeneman, Associate Professor and Chair, Nonprofit Studies, University of Richmond, School of Professional and Continuing Studies (SPCS). 
Join Schoeneman for an interactive exchange that will make sense of independent schools as civil society organizations and perhaps even as engines of systemic justice, participatory democracy, and social movement. Schools of any kind are intended to educate young people and prepare them for lives of meaningful engagement. This is a solemn task in any society, and perhaps especially so in a democracy that relies on healthy public discourse and purposeful action. But are schools designed, understood, and practiced with these ideas in mind? Is everybody on the same page? Let’s talk about these questions and, as advancement folks, explore how we can tell stories of the bold potential for independent schools to foster community and social change.
 
MID-DAY STRATEGIC KEYNOTE

Financial Sustainability and the Future of Fundraising, Ann Snyder, Sr. Director, CASE
Explore the future of fundraising and its impact on institutional and financial sustainability. Topics will include an analysis of the past decade of fundraising and its implications for future trends, the rise of the millennial donor & parent, setting enrollment and philanthropy goals, and why endowment fundraising is more important than ever before.

 
SCHEDULE


 
REGISTRATION:
Registration includes program, breaks, and lunch. The final registration deadline is Friday, April 26, 2024. No refunds will be issued after that date. (See Cancellation Policy)

WHO FEE
VAIS MEMBER     $275     
NON-MEMBER   $550

 

REGISTER for the 2024 ADVANCEMENT INSTITUTE