Presidents Fundraising Academy

AACC Logo and Presidents Fundraising Academy Logo Header

September 28 - 30
The Island Hotel | Newport Beach, California  

Presented in partnership with the American Association of Community Colleges
Photo of Newport Beach Coastline
The 13th annual CRD Presidents Fundraising Academy is of, by and for community college CEO’s and aspiring community college CEO’s. This academy gives you the chance to learn from people who share and understand the pressures you face. They will help you build, enhance and refine a fundraising program that bolsters your community college. This is an excellent introductory opportunity for relatively new presidents or aspiring presidents, or to refine your institutional advancement program.

"I would strongly recommend this Academy for both presidents new to fundraising or 'seasoned' presidents thinking about starting a major gifts or capital campaign." - Dr. Stephen Scott, President, Wake Technical Community College, NC. Alumnus of 2011 Presidents Fundraising Academy. Dollars raised since attendance: $11,000,000. 

Registration is now open.


Richard Morley, Program Chair
Executive Director, Irvine Valley College Foundation 
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | 949-451-5472


Opportunities for 2014

Stephanie Melvin, Director of Marketing & Development 
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  | 202-822-0750

"One of the best decisions I ever made was joining CRD. When I began my career as the development officer for Panola College in 2001, I had no experience in fundraising. I had a lot of questions, and when I needed help the leadership and members of this organization were more than happy to provide it. Their willingness to take time to help someone they had never met still amazes me to this day, and that is why I am proud to be a member of the CRD."

Dr. Van Patterson, Vice President of Institutional Advancement
Panola College, TX