Jim Killian—Director, Communications & Marketing
Auburn University—Auburn, Alabama
United States
Conferences & Training

Annual Conference for Corporate and Foundation Relations Officers

June 5 - 7, 2013
Marriott Marquis
San Francisco, Calif., United States

This annual CASE event brings together more than 300 development professionals, grant writers, officers and prospect researchers to engage in conversation about the challenges in securing external support for our institutions. Join us in June for a program that will focus on strategies that will work for your institution—whether you are in a one-person CFR office or a research university. You'll walk away with fresh insights and a wealth of information you can put to use right away.

This conference is held in conjunction with the Newcomers Workshop and the CFR Master Class: A Peer-to-Peer Discussion for Senior-Level CFR Leaders.


This year's conference leadership team has worked hard to bring you valuable sessions and speakers that will help us all to work better and smarter in our roles. Representatives from the following foundations and companies will be speaking:

  • Arthur Vining Davis Foundations
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Deloitte Consulting
  • Facebook
  • Ford Foundation
  • Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • Knight Foundation
  • The Kresge Foundation
  • ScaleFunder
  • Scripps Howard Foundation
  • Twitter
  • Verizon
  • Wells Fargo
  • The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • The William Randolph Hearst Foundations
  • VMware

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Benefits of Attending
  • Hear directly from a range of senior corporate and foundation representatives what their priorities are and what they consider key drivers in forming partnerships.
  • Review best practices for cultivating and securing corporate and foundation support.
  • Build your skill base in writing successful proposals, researching corporate and foundation prospects and developing effective stewardship efforts.
  • Develop a network of contacts from across the corporate and foundation relations community who can become long-term colleagues, ad hoc consultants and mentors.
  • Expand your working knowledge of current and possible future trends in corporate and foundation funding.
Who Should Attend
  • Development professionals—at any level of experience—who are responsible for securing external support from corporations and foundations for educational institutions.
  • Assistant, associate and directors of corporate and/or foundation relations
  • Grant writers and officers who work primarily with non-government solicitations
  • Prospect researchers who work to support corporate and/or foundation fundraising efforts from across their campus
  • Directors of development for schools/units who routinely seek corporate sponsorships, underwriting, and gifts or foundation grants for their school/institutional activities


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