2018 Conference Presentations

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Opening Plenary

Cycling Summitsponsored by Cadence Sports


  • The State of Cycling Fundraising – Lauren Benshoof, Cadence Sports
  • Motivating Top Fundraisers – Tracy Evans, AIDS/Life Cycle & Kerry Quackenbush, The Pablove Foundation
  • Making the Right Investments – Plum Whitney, 24 Foundation, Audra Flemming, American Diabetes Association & Brian Leto, Cadence Sports

DIY Fundraising Summit


  • The State of DIY Fundraising – Donna Wilkins, Charity Dynamics
  • Tributes – Jordan Winn, Colorectal Cancer Alliance
  • Themed Campaigns – Lacey Todd, Alzheimer’s Association
  • DIY Champions

Endurance Summit sponsored by IRONMAN 

Video from Endurance Summit (password: ironman)


  • The State of Endurance Fundraising – Meg Nolte, IRONMAN’s Foundation, Peter Panepento, Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum
  • Is the Future Customized? – Nicole Herring, Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy
  • Put Your Participants to Work – Gillian Gonzalez, Team Fisher House

National Series Summit


  • The State of National Series P2P Fundraising – Kari Bodell
  • The Care and Feeding of Teams – Wendy Vizek, The Alzheimer’s Association
  • Quality Over Quantity – Kathleen Hayes, American Diabetes Association & Jane Hoffman, Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

Hospital/Local Summit – sponsored by hjc


  • The Healthcare Foundation of 2049 – Michael Johnston, hjc
  • DIY & P2P for Healthcare Foundations – Jamie Lamont & Katie McHugh-Escobar, SickKids Foundation
  • Making Your Grateful Patient Program Greater – Amy Wilkinson, Toronto Western General Hospital Foundation & Ingrid Gingras, The Ottawa Hospital Foundation

Afternoon Breakout Sessions:

Cash, Sweat & Tears Award Dinner – honoring 2018 winner Chris McPhee – Sponsored by Blackbaud

Read more about Chris’ extraordinary achievements

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Friday, March 2, 2018

Morning Plenary

  • Program of the Year: Cycle for Survival – Katie Klein, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • The Power of Word of Mouth – Robbin Phillips, Brains on Fire
  • There’s More Than One Way To Help Your Cause – Dr. Phillip Schnider

Morning Breakout Sessions:

Afternoon Breakout Sessions:

Closing Plenary

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