Funders Forum

Central Texas Funders Forum
"Partnering for Greater Impact: Connecting the Dots"
May 8, 2015

Join your grant and fund development colleagues for a day of learning, sharing, and networking at the 10th annual Funders Forum on May 8. This exciting event will bring together Central Texas’ major philanthropic foundations/corporations and grant-seekers to exchange ideas and develop ways to work together for the betterment of our community. In addition to getting to learn from and connect with funders, attendees will also experience the new “Knowledge Infusion” segment – a professional development tool kit for Grant Professionals. We will also present our annual Giving Star Award to a worthy “connector” who exemplifies the heart and soul of philanthropy.

Location: Education Service Center Region XIII, 3rd Floor Conference Area, 5701 Springdale Rd., Austin, TX 78723

Cost: $45 for GPA Austin-Central Texas members; $75 for Non-members
Event registration will include morning coffee, mid-morning snack, and lunch

8:00 Sign in, coffee, networking
8:30 Opening gavel and welcome
8:40 Funders Share Their Vision - panels featuring area funders
11:00 Knowledge Infusion - professional development tool kit for Grant Writers
12:00 The Austin Chapter of the Grant Professionals Association Giving Star Award and lunch
1:00 Up Close with Funders - break out "relationship relays" for discussions with area funders
3:00 Raffle and Final Thoughts

Confirmed Funders:

  • A Glimmer of Hope Foundation
  • Applied Materials Corporate Giving
  • Austin Community Foundation
  • Chisholm Trail Communities Foundation
  • Dell Corporate Foundation
  • ECG Foundation
  • Episcopal Health Foundation
  • Greater Round Rock Community Foundation
  • Donald D. Hammill Foundation
  • Hogg Foundation for Mental Health
  • KDK-Harman Foundation
  • Lola Wright Foundation
  • Meadows Foundation
  • St. David's Foundation
  • Topfer Family Foundation

More Funders will be added as they are confirmed, so check back often.

Raffle and Go Green Incentive

Each attendee will also receive a complementary raffle ticket. The raffle will be conducted at the end of the event - must be present to win. Raffle items include gift certificates to Amy's Ice Cream and ACC goodie bags (reusable tote, t-shirt, cup, pens, etc).

As an optional “Go Green” incentive, each attendee who brings his/her own water bottle or cup from home will receive a second complementary raffle ticket (please indicate this at the event check-in). Water fountains are available on site and bottles of water will be available for those who choose not to participate in the “Go Green” incentive.

Marketing Partners

GPA couldn't host the Central Texas Funders Forum without the support of our wonderful marketing partners:

Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Austin Chapter
Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College
OneStar Foundation
Regional Foundation Library, Division of Diversity & Community Engagement