Upcoming Programs

    • April 07, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Webinar
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    UPDATED: About the Webinar

    The COVID-19 crisis is uncharted territory for public education as our school leaders, teachers and students navigate the largest national disruption ever to a school year.  While the challenges are unprecedented, Florida’s local education foundations have lessons to share from several consecutive years of responding to student and classroom needs from hurricane devastation.   Learn six steps to consider in responsiveness philanthropy for school communities impacted by disaster with links to resources for your local planning.  Participants will also gain insights into how the Broward Education Foundation facilitated a Victims’ Fund when the February 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting claimed 17 lives. Join this presentation to learn how Florida's local education foundations and the statewide membership network responded to these tragedies, insights for developing your own foundation’s responsiveness philanthropy policy to prepare for future events and takeaways for education foundations seeking to help in our current national crisis.

    Please note the webinar time: 1 p.m. EDT, 12 p.m. CST, 11 a.m. MT, 10 a.m. PT.

    About the Speakers

    Mary Chance
    President

    Consortium of Florida Education Foundations

    Mary Chance serves as president for the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF), the membership organization that develops the capacity and resources of Florida’s local education foundations in partnership with key stakeholders. Currently, the CFEF represents 67 county-wide education foundations that raise more than $64 million annually for targeted initiatives to increase student achievement.


    Tracy Burger

    Director of Member Development

    Consortium of Florida Education Foundations

    Tracy Burger has been with the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF) since 2012 and currently serves as Director of Member Development for the statewide organization. The CFEF is the membership organization for the 67 county-wide local education foundations in the state of Florida and provides professional development, board development and support, and networking and funding opportunities for members.

    Tracy completes regular needs assessments of member foundations and provides one-on-one support as indicated in the form of strategic planning, board development and other training resources for capacity and foundation sustainability. She is responsible for the oversight, management and continuous improvement of the CFEF’s Foundations for Excellence Quality Standards, including vetting best practices and outside resources and initiating professional development for members.

    • May 05, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Webinar
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    About the Webinar

    Trust.  It is vital to so many of our relationships, and the one between a district’s staff and their foundation is no different.  In this webinar, we will discuss a few key tasks to accomplish on the road to building a strong rapport with your staff. Showing your staff that you are adding value on a regular basis of course meets your mission, but it also can lead to some real fundraising wins. The staff in Putnam City rank collectively in our top five donors! We’ll learn how to execute a robust employee giving program step-by-step, and witness how investing in the staff-foundation relationship leads to big successes for students.

    About the Speakers

    Jennifer Seal
    Putnam City Schools Foundation


    With over 10 years of classroom experience, Jennifer Seal came to the Putnam City Schools Foundation passionate about supporting teachers and staff in her home district of Putnam City Schools. In the four years she's been President, revenue has increased by more than 15% and participation in the employee giving program known as Friends of the Foundation has increased by 20% over the past two years. The teachers and staff in Putnam City are the single biggest source of donors to the Foundation.
    In addition to her work, Jennifer volunteers regularly for her church and her university where she graduated summa cum laude before receiving the James Madison Fellowship to obtain a Master's degree. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her husband.

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