2018 in Miami, Florida – Register Now!

Registration is now open for the 2018 Conference, held in Miami at the Biltmore Hotel.  The agenda is being finalized by your dedicated planning committee and will be announced soon.

Great Conference!

Thank you to this stellar group of colleagues for coming together to co-create another great conference! Please provide your feedback if you haven’t yet done so.  Next year’s committee, under the leadership of Phil Lakin (CEO, Tulsa Community Foundation) relies on your input to ensure a great experience.  Please submit no later than Friday 3/3.  Link to the online evaluation here.

All conference presentations and handouts are available on the Materials page.

2017 Summer CEO Meeting

The fifth annual meeting of LCF CEOs is scheduled for Wednesday July 26, 2017, once again in Chicago.  Plan to arrive in time to join for dinner on Tuesday night, 7/25.  More details forthcoming!

Conference Pre-Work Due on 1/25

Conference countdown has begun!  Please be sure the following pre-work is received by January 25 to ensure inclusion in the conference notebook.  Note that the notebook will be delivered in electronic format ONLY this year, for local download and printing as desired.  It should be ready 2 weeks prior to the conference.

You should have received conference and hotel confirmation information from Sherrie Chellini – if not please contact her right away.

Don’t hesitate to contact Amy Daly-Donovan with any conference-related questions.

Conference 2017

Registration is open for the 2017 Conference in San Diego, CA on February 22-24!  Use the REGISTER NOW button to register.

Conference pre-work information will be sent the first week of January and will include submission of a one-page bio and photo, answers to a few “Foundation Highlights” questions, and financial/organizational info for the Foundation Profile Summary report.

2016 Conference in Rancho Santa Fe a Wrap!

Thank you to this stellar group of colleagues for coming together to co-create a wonderful conference! Please provide your feedback if you haven’t yet done so.  Next year’s committee, under the leadership of Sara Boyd (CEO, The Omaha Foundation) relies on your input to ensure a great experience.  Please submit no later than Friday 3/4.  Link to the online evaluation here.

All conference presentations and handouts are available on the Materials page.

Conference Notebook is Ready!

The 2016 Conference Notebook is now ready for downloading!  You should have received an email with a Dropbox link from Amy Daly-Donovan – if not, please contact her at amy@dalydonovan.com

If you ordered a hard copy, it should be shipped to your foundation’s address to arrive by Friday 2/12.

Visit to J. Craig Venter Institute

Thursday evening promises to be an informative and fascinating look into the work of the J. Craig Venter Institute, a non-profit genomics research institute founded in 2006.  With more than 250 scientists and staff, more than 250,000 square feet of laboratory space, and locations in Rockville, Maryland and La Jolla, California, JCVI is a world leader in genomic research.

Craig Venter will kick off the presentations with an introduction and overview. We will hear brief presentations from three of their leading researchers on the following topics, followed by a tour of the working labs:

  • Dr. Orianna Bretschger, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), and her team of researchers are developing BioElectrochemical Sanitation Technologies (BEST) to provide sustainable sanitation and water recycling systems for individual homes and small communities in the developing world. The BEST program was established with funding from the Roddenberry Foundation.
  • Chris Dupont, Ph.D., Assistant Professor is one of the leading scientists of the Global Ocean Sampling (GOS) program at JCVI. Over the past 12 years, JCVI’s GOS expedition has explored the world’s oceans, along with major inland seas such as the Baltic and Mediterranean. This work, conducted from the deck of our research vessel, Sorcerer II, is the largest marine microbial study to date, discovering well over 100 million genes.   This year we are hoping to explore the unique and pristine waters surrounding Cuba.  The team plans to study a wide variety of marine protected areas (MPAs) found throughout the Caribbean Sea, the Florida Straits, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Sea of Cortez with the goal to profile the ecosystem health (at the microbial level) of the MPAs and then make policy recommendations for improved ocean management.
  • Dr. John Glass, Ph.D., Professor at the J. Craig Venter Institute. Dr. Glass is a Type 1 diabetic and, is researching novel new ways to treat and, hopefully, cure diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, 1.25 million American children and adults have Type 1 Diabetes (T1D).  Utilizing new advances in synthetic and cell biology, Dr. Glass is developing a living cellular lotion that once in contact with the skin of a diabetic patient senses glucose levels and delivers the appropriate amount of insulin, while avoiding recognition by the immune system.  If successful, Dr. Glass’ approach has the potential to address the complex and demanding treatment regimen TID patients of all ages face every day.

We will depart the hotel at 3:30pm, and return at approximately 6:30pm for a seated dinner at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe.

Conference Pre-Work Due on January 29

In order for the Conference Notebook to go out two weeks prior to the conference, we need to have all materials submitted no later than Friday January 29 to guarantee that your info is included.  This includes:

Please contact Amy Daly-Donovan with any questions!

amy@dalydonovan.com or 206.923.3234

Confirmed: Senator Olympia Snowe and Jason Grumet, Bipartisan Policy Center

We are very pleased to announce that Senator Olympia Snowe and Jason Grumet from the Bipartisan Policy Center will join us on Friday morning to discuss what’s on the horizon legislatively and issues of interest to Community Foundation leaders.  Please plan your travel accordingly so you can participate!

See the full agenda here.