August 9, 2016 Education Lunch Program “Corporate Fundraising Trends”


Tuesday, August 9, 2016

“What Corporations Say are the Trends in their Philanthropic Giving”



10:45-11:00  Registration for Pre-Session

11:00-11:45 Pre-Lunch Program “Corporate Philanthropy 101”


11:30-Noon Registration for Lunch Session

Noon-1:15 PM Lunch Program   “What Corporations Say are the Trends in Corporate Philanthropy



11:00 – 11:45AM

Optional Pre-Lunch Program open to Members and Guests, geared toward the new fundraising professional

“Corporate Philanthropy 101” 

Securing corporate philanthropy dollars is different in many ways from asking individuals and families, and yet sometimes similar.  This 101 session is aimed at the newer fundraising professionals or the seasoned person who suddenly finds himself/herself with greater or new responsibility for getting corporate donations.  It will examine the who, what, when, why and how best to explore corporate philanthropy and secure a business’ gift for your nonprofit. , or one who wan

Our Presenter: Stephanie Meredith is the Community Relations Manager at State Auto Insurance. Stephanie is an experienced Community Relations professional with extensive exposure to managing high profile projects and corporate citizenship strategies. She has a reputation for building and maintaining strong relationships at multiple levels using savvy interpersonal skills and techniques.




Noon – 1:15PM  Lunch Program open to Members and Guests


“What Corporations Say are the Trends in their Philanthropic Giving

Like all fundraising, corporate philanthropy is ever-evolving.  Recent trends show that Corporations no longer give to non-profits.  Instead they want to partner with non-profits.  Corporate giving is about building strong partnerships and how best to align with businesses to achieve great impact for your constituents.  Not being current on corporate giving practices could cost your nonprofit vital funding.

Come learn from our distinguished panel of local corporate philanthropy managers and leaders who experience the world of corporate giving every day!  Our panelists will share their insights, do’s and don’ts, and what they each feel are some of the new philanthropic trends in various business worlds.  This interactive session will also include the opportunity for attendees for Q&A.

Panelists Scheduled Include: Jonica Armstrong from DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, Steven Fields from The Huntington Foundation and Shannon Morgan from PNC.



Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

The Wells Barns

1777 E Broad St; Columbus, Oh 43203

614.715.8000;   [email protected]

The Wells Barn, a 200-year-old, hand-hewn timber frame from a Richland County barn provides the framework and inspiration for this one-of-a-kind venue and will be our host location for this month’s luncheon.


$20 for AFP Members

$40 for Guests

Buffet lunch provided


RSVP Deadline is TUESDAY, August 2

To RSVP you must register and purchase your tickets online in advance.

Please note the earlier than usual RSVP timeline.  No late RSVPs and no walk-ins.





Registration is CLOSED 


AFP Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Cancellations received in writing by the RSVP deadline are eligible for a full refund.

Cancellations received after the deadline will not be eligible for refunds as we will have already made a commitment to purchase your meal. You may, however, send a substitute guest.