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Women in Philanthropy

March 3 & 4, 2015

Held at Otterbein University, Westerville, Ohio


Thanks to everyone who attended our Women in Philanthropy event. Please enjoy the follow-up materials below.



Musimbi KanyoroDr. Musimbi Kanyoro
President and CEO, Global Fund for Women

Katie Koch
Katie KochHead of Global Portfolio Solutions International
Goldman Sachs United Kingdom

Dr. Katherine Fell
Katherine FellPresident
The University of Findlay


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The Women's Fund of Central Ohio

Philanthropy Ohio

Benfactor Group

The NORD Family Foundation

Cardinal Health

The Columbus Foundation


Ernst & Young

L Brands


The University of Findlay

Otterbein University

 Day 1: Tuesday, March 3 

Watch the Summit live at: www.otterbein.edu/womeninphilanthropyLIVE
during Tuesday's keynote and all day Wednesday.

3:30 to 4 p.m.

Registration – Fisher Gallery, Roush Hall (note: registration continues until 7 p.m.)

4 to 5:30 p.m.

Roundtable Best Practice Sharing Sessions - Roush Hall Classrooms

Fund Raising Challenges and Successes - Non-Profit Organizations

How are today’s non-profits acquiring and retaining donors, utilizing social media, raising unrestricted funds and exploring new technology? Exchange ideas with peers on hot topics in fundraising.
Co-Facilitators: Shannon Spencer, Assistant VP for Development, Bowling Green State University
Marcia Sloan Latta, VP for University Advancement, The University of Findlay


Women's Fund Organizations
Share what excites you most about your involvement with philanthropy and learn how trends and opportunities for growth can be enhanced by looking at your communities issues through a gender lens.
Co-Facilitators: Katie Matney, Director of Development, The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio
Deborah Aubert Thomas, VP, Programs and Learning, Philanthropy Ohio


Youth in Philanthropy
Young women sharing their experiences with and perceptions of philanthropy. An opportunity to share best practices.
Co-Facilitators: Erin Scott, Benefactor Group
Maddy Livingston, VP for Philanthropy, Student Alumni Connection, Bowling Green State University
Kendall Richardson and Taylor Brubaker, The University of Findlay

5:30 to 7 p.m.

Dinner on your own in uptown Westerville.

7:15 to 7:25 p.m.

Welcome and Introductions - Cowan Hall
Kathy Krendl, President, Otterbein University

7:25 to 7:35 p.m.

Introduction of Keynote Speaker
Laura MacDonald, President, Benefactor Group

7:35 to 8:30 p.m.

Keynote Speaker 
Musimbi Kanyoro, President and CEO, The Global Fund for Women
Women Ignite Change: The role of philanthropy in powering social movements

 Day 2: Wednesday, March 4 

Watch the Summit live at: www.otterbein.edu/womeninphilanthropyLIVE
 during Tuesday's keynote and all day Wednesday.

8 to 8:30 a.m.

Registration and coffee – Fisher Gallery, Roush Hall

8:30 to 8:40 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction of Speaker – Cowan Hall
Nichole Dunn, President and CEO, The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio

8:40 to 10:05 a.m.

Womenomics: Invest in Women, Improve the World Q&A
Katie Koch, Director of Global Portfolio Solutions, Goldman Sachs

10:05 to 10:30 a.m.

Networking and break.

10:30 to 10:35 a.m.

Introduction of Speakers and Panel Moderator
Suzanne Allen, President, Philanthropy Ohio

10:35 to 10:45 a.m.

Why I Choose to Give
Carol Andreae, Founding Board Member, The Women's Fund of Central Ohio


10:45 to 10:55 a.m.

The Millennial Perspective
Erin Scott, Consultant, Benefactor Group

10:55 to 11:55 a.m.

Great Minds, Great Giving; Power Panel
Shelley Bird, Executive Vice President, Office of the CEO, Cardinal Health
TaKeysha Cheney, VP of Business Development, Smart Business Network, Inc., TWB Media Group
Pamela Springer, Founding Partner, SpringerNav
Moderator - Lisa Courtice, Executive VP – Community Research and Grant, The Columbus Foundation

12:10 to 1 p.m.

Global World Café - interactive activity that includes a box lunch for participants – Campus Center
Co-Facilitators: Melissa Gilbert, Associate Dean of Experiential Learning, 
Otterbein University
Beth Morrow Lonn, Chief Grants and Operating Officer, The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio

1 to 1:15 p.m.

Wrap Up
Kathy Krendl, President, Otterbein University

Post-Summit Options

For High School Girls: Join Otterbein students for a brief tour of Otterbein's campus, including a residence hall and a local sorority house. Pick up tips for navigating the college experience and learn what philanthropy looks like at the university level. Meet at the Otterbein Admissions table in the Cardinal's Nest.

For Higher Education Participants: Join Dick Kinsley, Executive Director of Ohio Campus Compact, for a session on Pay It Forward, an exciting initiative to bring philanthropy into the college classroom. Meet in Dining Room One of the Campus Center.