Funders Forum

2016 Central Texas Funders Forum

Call for Volunteers: This annual, one-day educational event is produced by a core group of volunteers. Volunteer tasks include coordinating the venue, soliciting meal donations/purchase, marketing, coordinating volunteers, and engaging speakers. Find out more by emailing Co-Chair Vanessa Davila.

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

On May 8, 2015, GPA Austin/Central Texas hosted a day of learning, sharing, and networking for grant and fund development professionals. This exciting event brought 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.

The day's activities included:

Panel Discussion 1: Powerful Partnerships between Funders and Nonprofits

Moderator Charles Scarborough, CFP, CFRE, Seton Healthcare Family
Shelby Montgomery, Dell Inc.
Melanie Moore, KDK-Harman Foundation
Rick Ybarra, The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

Panel Discussion 2: Connected Philanthropic Communities

Moderator Adrienne Longenecker, CFRE, the Thinkery and Austin Chapter of AFP
Becky Pastner, St. David’s Foundation
Cindy Patrick, Meadows Foundation
Judith K. Voress, Donald D. Hammill Foundation

Relationship Relay

Participants meet with Julie B. Johnson, Project Manager at Chisholm Trail Communities Foundation, just one of the many funders available during the Relationship Relay.

Giving Star Award Presented to Amber Carden, US Trust/Bank of America