CASE District VII reConnect West Conference
Join us February 27 – March 1, 2022 at reConnect West in gorgeous San Diego!
Come reinvigorate, remobilize and network! You will find yourself in good company with colleagues in advancement, communications, marketing, and alumni relations at colleges, universities, and independent schools. Don’t miss the premier networking and education event for advancement professionals in the West.
Benefits of Attending
- Join regional colleagues to (re)connect, share best practices, and network in person.
- Learn from the best in the district through key educational content.
- Disconnect from the office and invest in your professional development.
- Save on travel budgets by attending in nearby, beautiful San Diego
Who Should Attend
- Advancement professionals at all levels of their careers
- Professionals in advancement services, alumni relations, communications and marketing, events, leadership and talent development and philanthropy
- Newcomers to the profession
- Executive leaders who would like to connect with their peer leaders across the region
Join us at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina in Feb-Mar 2022!
Meet Your Chairs
Stacie Grant serves as the Senior Director, Regional Development at Brown University, managing the West Coast Program. As a senior higher education fundraising professional with a solid track record of closing 6 and 7 figure philanthropic gifts from individuals, she is a member of the CASE District VII Cabinet, and chairs the 2022 CASE DVII Conference in San Diego. In her regional role at Brown she serves as Los Angeles, San Diego and Honolulu City Captain, managing a portfolio of Southern California & Bay Area prospects raising an average of $10M/year. Her 20 years of fundraising experience include UC Berkeley and a decade in K-12 schools.
Growing up in San Francisco’s Mission District inspired me to major in Chicana and Chicano Studies when I attended UCLA as a first generation college student. Access to opportunities and excelling beyond my dreams made me passionate about making a difference for others. The life-changing experience of transferring to a four-year university led me to pursue roles in which I could support causes and organizations aligned with my values and experience.
Prior to entering higher education advancement, I worked in the public relations and marketing sector throughout California. I represented non-profit organizations including the Los Angeles Conservation Corps and United Way of the Bay Area for more than a decade. During my 14-year tenure at UC Berkeley I built philanthropic partnerships and collaborations to ensure underrepresented students who needed financial resources received them so they could achieve their college aspirations and goals.
I believe diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging values and practices, transparency, and story telling are integral to individual and organizational success. As a Latina who has been “the only” at too many tables, I am called to mentor up-and-coming professionals and compelled to be a change agent for the next generation.