9C | Celebrating Donors and Their Scholars

Friday, Sept 22
9:45 - 10:45 AM


Experience Level
Suitable for all levels

Shop Size
Suitable for any size shop

Newbies to event planning or seasoned pros who want to spice up your event offerings - this is a session you won't want to miss. The first half will teach you how to keep the energy alive at your events every year by providing meaningful and engaging insider opportunities that will keep your donors and students excited to participate each and every year. The second half of the session will show you how to design a comprehensive donor-funded, event-filled, state of the art community of scholars on your campus intended to not only steward and engage your donors but cultivate generations of grateful students ready to pay it forward to your institution. 


Jeannie Moody-Novak

Jeannie Moody-Novak has spent the past ten years stewarding donors and fundraising for student support at the University of Michigan. Creating meaningful events for donors is her favorite part of the job. 


Darwin Matthews

Darwin C. Matthews is Director of Individual Stewardship in the Office of University Development at the University of Michigan. His work focuses on providing stewardship to major donors and he is a great resource for UM gift officers in need of financial reporting and stewardship consultations. Prior to joining the OUD Stewardship team in 2001, Darwin served as a gift officer for eight years at the University of Michigan-Flint campus and the United Methodist Retirement Communities in Chelsea, MI.