End of the Campaign: Now What?
Session 2A

Wednesday, October 3 | 11:30–12:30 PM

Presented by: 
Allison Rubin and Kathy Baer

Session Description: 

How do we celebrate the success of a campaign and demonstrate its impact with all donors? With the leadership donors? With the larger constituent base? Learn how one institution took their show on the road to thank their donors. See how they built communications when they weren't on the road to show donors how the institution had been transformed by their support.

Shop Size
Small Shop (1–5 staff)

Experience Level
Suitable for all levels

Private College/University
Public College/University
Private Secondary School
Religious Organization
Arts Organization
Environmental Organization
Advocacy Organization
Social Services
Other Nonprofit

Donor Experience
Donor Retention
Giving Societies
Major Donors
Working with Frontline Fundraisers



About the Speakers: 


Allison Rubin
Director, Stewardship and Donor Relations
Providence College

Allison Rubin joined her alma mater, Providence College, in 2016 as the director of stewardship and donor relations. In her role, Allison develops university-wide stewardship programs and events for all of Providence College's donors. Prior to this position, she served for eight years as director of advancement events and donor relations at Loyola University Maryland, where she designed and implemented a multi-faceted stewardship plan for all donors and planned more than 75 events each year, including a two-day public launch of the university's $100M comprehensive campaign. Previously, Allison worked for several years in events, communications, and fundraising roles as a member of the athletic departments at St. John's University and Georgetown University.

Kathy Baer
Assistant Vice President, Engagement
Providence College

With nearly 40 years of experience primarily in student affairs and advancement, Kathy qualifies as a “lifer” in higher education. She is currently Assistant Vice President for Engagement at her alma mater, Providence College, where she provides strategic leadership to the donor relations, College and advancement events, and constituent engagement functions. She previously served as Director of Donor Relations at Connecticut College and prior to that as Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School for nineteen years. She also worked in admissions at Dartmouth Medical School, in institutional research at Bryant University, and, for seven years in admissions at Providence College.

Kathy relishes the challenge of building and leading teams from different but complementary functional areas as well as the opportunity to develop creative, relevant, and meaningful ways to engage benefactors in the life of the College and its mission. Kathy has a B.A. degree in French/Secondary Education and a master’s degree in education from Harvard University. She still hopes that one day she will find a way to use her language skills in her professional work.