Conferences & Training

Annual Conference for Institutionally Related Foundations

April 18 - 20, 2018
Conrad Miami
Miami, Fla., United States

Join us in Miami as for our annual conference for foundations affiliated with four-year public college and universities and community colleges. Now in its 26th year, the conference is designed for foundation executives and other senior staff provides a forum to learn about the critical and emerging issues affecting institutionally related foundations. In-depth general session presentations set the stage for smaller elective sessions.

This conference is suggested for advancement professionals with mid- to senior-level responsibility.

Program starts in the afternoon on Wednesday and ends midday on Friday.

Conference Start and End times:
  • Begins April 18:
  • Registration begins at 9:00 AM
  • IRF Newcomers Workshop at 10:00 AM
  • Conference Welcome and Opening Session start at 2:00 PM
  • Adjourns April 20 at Noon


General Sponsor


Keynote Sponsor

SEI Investments

Breakfast Sponsor

Fund Evaluation Group

Awards Sponsor


Wednesday Welcome Reception Sponsor


Who Should Attend

Foundation Executives, including:

  • CEOs and executive directors
  • CFOs, controllers and other financial officers
  • COOs and other administrative officers
  • Legal counsel
  • Senior staff and all those who aspire to be

Some Elective Session Topics Include:

  • Funding Your Foundation
  • Bridging the Endowment Gap
  • Day to Day Tax Complexities
  • Four Disciplines of the Foundation Executive
  • Enterprise Risk Management: Compliance
  • Gift Acceptance Issues
  • Building Stronger College and Foundation Relationships
  • FASB Accounting Update
  • Economy, Markets and Implications
  • Fundraising Campaign Metrics
  • Building a Strong Foundation Board

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