Enhancing Fundraising and Philanthropy in Higher Education
08 Feb 2011
No longer an optional extra. National Conference held at Westminster Studio, London and brodcast from our satellite hub at Exeter University

This conference brought together vice-chancellors, directors of development, external affairs, major gifts and finance and other senior decision makers to examine how to sustain the gains that have been made and the critical future role of major donors and alumni funding.

Programme
10:00
John O'Leary, Editor, Policy Review
Welcome and introduction from conference chair

10:10
Professor Eric Thomas, Vice-Chancellor, University of Bristol
Setting the scene

10:30
Professor Shirley Pearce, Vice-Chancellor, Loughborough University, representing the 1994 Group
Developing the future - successful university fundraising that allows philanthropy to grow

10:50
Andrew Phillips, Lord Phillips of Sudbury, Chancellor, University of Essex
Will the Big Society create a new culture of giving?

11:10
Questions and discussion: Session 1
11:30
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
12:00
Rory Brooks, Co-Founder, MML Capital Partners
Keynote address

12:20
Paul Marshall, Executive Director, 1994 Group
The 1994 Group/Russell Group Eliahou Dangoor Scholarship scheme

12:35
Questions and discussion: Session 2
12:45
Buffet lunch, networking and exhibition
14:00
Gretchen C. Dobson, Senior Associate Director, Domestic and International Programs, Tufts University
Working with international alumni

14:20
Panel discussion
Lori Manders, Director of External Affairs and Development, University of Aberdeen Miles Stephenson, Director of Development, University of Sheffield

15:00
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
15:30
Seminar 1: Connecting with international alumni
Gretchen C. Dobson, Senior Associate Director, Domestic and International Programs, Tufts University

15:30
Seminar 2: Working with families of current students
Nick Fragel, Director of Alumni and Development, Lancaster University Rachel Newbury, Deputy Director of Alumni and Development, Lancaster University