Conferences & Training
Speakers - Annual Conference for Institutionally Related Foundations

Conference Chair

Julie Bolton Falgout
University of Louisiana Lafayette Foundation


Margaret Jarrell-Cole
Associate Vice President for Advancement, Legal Counsel
The University of Central Florida Foundation

Dale Palmer
Assistant Vice President for Development, GSU Foundation Assistant Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer
Georgia State University Foundation

Ken Westary
Vice President of Institutional Advancement
Community College of Baltimore County

Donna Vuchinich
President and CEO
University of Hawai'i Foundation

Donna Vuchinich joined the UH Foundation in September 2002 as vice president for development and was appointed president and CEO in June 2004. She has more than 25 years of experience in the public research university fundraising environment. During her tenure at the UH Foundation, she spearheaded the historic "Centennial Campaign" that raised $336 million for the University of Hawai'i—the largest philanthropy campaign in Hawai‘i at that time. In recognition of her successful partnership with donors and the university, she received the 2011 Outstanding Professional Fundraiser, National Philanthropy Day (NPD) Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Prior to joining the UH Foundation, Vuchinich served in administrative and leadership positions with Oregon State University from 1991-2002, and with the University of New Mexico and its foundation from 1978-1990. Her early career involved positions in financial, healthcare and computer services industries.

She has been active in national and regional organizations including CASE, the Association of Governing Boards, the National Committee on Planned Giving and the Association of Fundraising Professionals. In 2012, she was selected to serve as a member of the CASE National Committee for Institutionally Related Foundations.

Keynote Speaker

Anita Zucker

Anita Zucker
Chief Executive Officer
The InterTech Group, Inc.

Anita Zucker is chair and chief executive officer of the South Carolina-based global conglomerate, The InterTech Group, Inc. (TIG). As one of the largest private companies in the United States, TIG and its affiliates operate in a diverse group of industries ranging from aerospace and specialty chemicals to real estate and entertainment. In addition to its wholly-owned entities, TIG and its affiliates are substantial investors in a large number of public companies including RGC Resources, Corning Natural Gas, and Circa Enterprises, just to name a few.

Zucker has also played an important role on numerous boards and committees including Board of Governors of the School of Business at the College of Charleston (past chair); Medical University of South Carolina Foundation Board (past chair); Trident Technical College Foundation Board and Executive Board (past chair); Board of the Addlestone Hebrew Academy, Porter Gaud and Ashley Hall Schools; and President's Initiatives Committee of the University of South Carolina. She currently serves on the President's Initiatives Committee of Clemson University; the Trident Technical College Governing Board; and the University of Florida Board of Trustees and is also the co-chair of the University of Florida's $3 billion fundraising campaign-Go Greater.

Zucker's leadership does not end in the boardroom. She is a philanthropist and active contributor to numerous organizations, schools and universities throughout the southeast, including Clemson University, College of Charleston, University of Florida and University of South Carolina. The impact of her generous support can be seen in places like the Zucker Family Graduate Education Center (Clemson University) and the Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies (University of Florida).

Zucker earned a B.A. in education from the University of Florida and a Master's of Education from the University of North Florida. She holds Honorary Doctorate degrees from Medical University of South Carolina, Clemson University, The Citadel, College of Charleston, the University of South Carolina and Yeshiva University.