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Webinar: And the Award Goes To…Two Inspiring Events that Received ADRP’s International Stewardship Award
Thursday, September 17, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
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ADRP Webinar:

And the Award Goes To…Two Inspiring Events that Received ADRP’s International Stewardship Award

Thursday, September 17, 2020
10:00 – 11:00 AM PST

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About the Webinar

Let’s learn from some of the best as we feature both the 2017 and 2018 winners of ADRP’s International Stewardship Award in the Events category. The ADRP International Stewardship Awards have been established as the premier awards program recognizing excellence and outstanding accomplishments in donor relations. The Events category of these awards celebrates outside the box, creative events that engage donors and help showcase donor impact.

In 2017, Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation won with their event “Dr.’s In+Sight”, an educational program that gave guests a firsthand view of the patient care experience at Children’s Hospital Colorado. The guests experience was immersive as they followed the patient family’s journeys from meeting with caregivers, learning about treatment options and understanding a child’s prognosis. Many of their event participants were moved to tears.

In 2018, the Oklahoma State University Foundation won for their President’s Fellows Annual Impact Event. Because donors to this giving society do not choose the specific need or project their generosity supports, this event is a primary way these donors stay connected to the university. For the first time at this event, donors and beneficiaries met face-to-face and enjoyed a fun pre-game atmosphere that featured students, faculty, student groups, and others on campus that was supported by the President’s Fellows. The positive feedback from attendees and recipients was mutual—everyone enjoyed the deeper connection to the importance of this society.

Learning Objectives

1. Learn about how two organizations planned and executed immersive donor events with the goal of inspiring leadership annual donors to become major gift donors.
2. See how direct donor and beneficiary connection at an event is mutually impactful.
3. Change and experimentation at events can be positive for your donors.


Julie C. Lund, Children's Hospital Colorado Foundation
Julie C. Lund is a Senior Donor Relations Manager at Children’s Hospital Colorado, where she has been on the team for five years. She is responsible for donor recognition and naming, develops individualized stewardship for principal gift-level donors and creates meaningful educational experiences designed to strengthen donors’ relationship with the hospital. Her prior experience includes more than 25 years in higher education communications, development and advocacy.

Kelsi Jones, Oklahoma State University Foundation
Kelsi Jones is the Assistant Director of Donor Programs at the Oklahoma State University Foundation in Stillwater, OK. She has worked in donor relations for 5 years and strives to achieve excellence in her role by planning and executing stewardship and engagement initiatives for OSU donors, celebrating the impact of their support through giving societies, programs and events. 

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