Presidents Fundraising Academy

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

Presented in partnership with the American Association of Community Colleges, the Association of California Community College Administrators and the Community College League of California 

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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. 

The Benefits of Attending | Registration is now open. | Download the brochure.


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Dr. Bill Crowe, President Emeritus,
Tyler Junior College Texas and
Director, Center for Continuing
Education, University of Georgia

Dr. Frank Gornick, Chancellor,
West Hills Community College District, CA

Dr. DeRionne Pollard, President,
Montgomery College, MD


Richard Morley, Program Chair
Executive Director, Irvine Valley College Foundation 
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Opportunities for 2014

Stephanie Melvin, Director of Marketing & Development 
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Our staff believe in connecting people, resources and opportunities. CRD helps us drive these actions by providing tools and training so we can educate our board and volunteers, strengthen our skills and knowledge base, and find support and mentoring from our peers throughout the country. We're steeped in the culture to thank our donors, and now is a chance to turn around and thank CRD and all its members for helping us be successful in building a strong and committed group of donors and volunteers. Thanks CRD!"

Josh Gerstman, Development Director
Green River Community College, WA