Summit for Leaders in Advancement 2022
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As a senior advancement leader, your role as a strategic leader is vital to your institution’s success. The CASE Summit for Leaders in Advancement brings together thought leaders from around the world and across advancement disciplines for a global exchange on the strategies and insights required to lead in an ever-changing environment. Bring your voice to these conversations.
Provocative discussions will address:
Your role as an institution leader
- Claiming your role as a strategic institutional leader
- Collaborating across advancement disciplines for mission success
- Communicating the value of education
Your role driving advancement success
- Leading with professional ethics and standards at the core
- Data-based decision-making
- Creating cultures of equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging on your team and in your work
- Motivating staff during the great talent realignment
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Alison joined the University of Cambridge in 2013 as executive director, development and alumni relations. She is responsible for carrying forward the University’s philanthropic agenda, which includes leading the £2billion fundraising Campaign for the University and Colleges of Cambridge as well as expanding and enhancing alumni relations. In 2019, Alison led the team and secured the largest single gift to a UK organisation by a UK national, a £100m gift from the Claudia and David Harding Foundation.
Alison has worked in higher education advancement for 30 years, previously holding senior roles in the USA. Alison led a $3bn campaign for the University of Virginia where she was associate vice-president for development. Prior to this she completed a $25m six-year campaign two years ahead of schedule as director of development for the Brady Urological Institute at Johns Hopkins University, where she oversaw an increase in giving from $1m to $11m annually.
Alison began her relationship with CASE as a CASE Student Scholar at the 1987 District I Conference, has subsequently spoken at a number of CASE conferences, and served on the CASE 50 Steering Committee. In addition she has been serving on the faculty of the Big Ten Fundraiser Institute since 2018.
Hear what past attendees say about Summit:
“This is the opportunity to dramatically elevate the conversations around Advancement in higher ed.”
“The topics of broad significance and conversations with senior leaders from leading institutions are of great value.”
“Summit for Advancement Leaders remains the best forum for community among professionals facing similar challenges and opportunities.”