CFR18 Be where the funders are.

Join us in Washington, D.C. to:

  • Hear directly from corporate and foundation pros regarding what they consider to be key drivers in forming partnerships.
  • Build your skill base in writing successful proposals, researching prospects and developing effective stewardship efforts.
  • Develop a network of contacts from across the CFR community, while expanding your knowledge of current and possible future trends in CFR funding.

This annual event brings together more than 400 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 May for a program that focuses on strategies that will work for your institution.

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Jennifer LawrenceJennifer Lawrence
Senior Executive Director of Foundation Relations
Indiana University


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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.

This conference is designed for professionals with mid- and senior-level responsibility.



Omni Shorham Hotel
Reserve your hotel and save!

Book your room at the Omni Shoreham Hotel before April 22, 2019, and receive the discounted rate.


Foundation Master Class

Designed for senior-level CFR leaders, this workshop will guide you on how to effectively communicate science to various audiences.

Corporate Master Class

Designed for senior-level CFR leaders, this workshop introduces leaders from the National Academies who will walk you through their approach to problem solving.

Newcomers Workshop

Designed for newcomers to the advancement profession, this workshop offers new ideas to ensure your success in the field.

Separate registration fee required.


Interested in a sponsorship?

Contact: Anthony Mitchell, Director, Corporate Relations or Wanda Harris, Corporate Relations Manager