Session 10D - The Balancing Act: Unit Stewardship Practices in a Somewhat Centralized, Decentralized System

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013
1:20 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.

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With the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina as our case study, we'll take a look at the increasing influence of a "centralized model" on a decentralized system, from the unit's point of view. Assistant Director of Donor Relations, Marie Berry will discuss the careful balancing act required to meet the school's vision while integrating directives from central development. Cary Henderson, Director of Donor Relations, University Development, and consultant, Anne Manner-McLarty will contribute central development's point of view. Please come ready to share your experiences so we can make this a lively and educational conversation.
Audience Expertise Level: Midlevel (2-5 years), Experienced (5+ years)
Shop Size: Suitable for any size shop
Subject Focus: Stewardship

Speaker Bio: 
Marie Berry
Marie Berry is Assistant Director of Donor Relations at the Darla Moore School of Business.  She has served in various capacities within the business school for the past 16 years, most recently as Executive Assistant to the Dean and Manager of Stewardship.  The first to hold her current position, she is charged with developing and implementing a comprehensive donor relations program specific to the Darla Moore School of Business and in partnership with University efforts.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a M. A. in Public Administration (MPA) from the University of South Carolina.

Speaker Bio: Anne Manner-McLarty
Anne Manner-McLarty is the president and lead consultant for Heurista, a multi-disciplinary firm dedicated to discovering the authentic stories that drive an organization's mission. This work draws upon Anne's experience and reputation as a thought leader in donor recognition and stewardship program planning. Before establishing her own company, Anne was president of Robin E. Williams Incorporated, and she has been an active participant in ADRP since 2005. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina where she has plenty of opportunities to re-engage her creative spirit and participate in community activities.