2022 Midwest Regional Conference

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Rotary International
1560 Sherman Ave
Evanston, Illinois 60201

Registration  |  Schedule  |  Sponsor or Exhibit  |   Hotel  |  Our Supporters

Relationships: with our colleagues, our leaders, our donors, our communities. They are at the core of everything we do in the field of donor relations.
At the 2022 Midwest Regional Conference, we are planning an exciting lineup of speakers who will help us explore just a few of the many personal connections that give meaning to our line of work focusing on industry best practices and innovations.

Network with your colleagues and gather new ideas and tools that you can implement in your own shop. A special rate at a local hotel will be arranged – please stay tuned for information coming soon.

So head over to Evanston and pull up a chair. We can’t wait to see you!


Registration Opens May 10, 2022

ADRP Member: $150
Non-Member: $175

Important Note: As required by the venue, attendees must be fully vaccinated and have received a booster shot. Masks will be required.

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Below is the general schedule for the day. More detailed information on session topics and speakers to come soon!

Time Event
9:00 – 9:15 AM (CT) Welcome
9:15 – 10:30 AM (CT)

Keynote Presentation

Liz Livingston Howard, 
Author, Clinical Professor of Management, and
Director of Executive Nonprofit Education at Kellogg School of Management,
Northwestern University 

10:30 – 11:00 AM (CT) Break
11:00 – 12:00 PM (CT)

Breakout Sessions

12:00 – 1:00 PM (CT) Lunch
1:00 – 2:15 PM (CT)

Panel Session

2:15 – 2:45 PM (CT)


2:45 – 4:00 PM (CT) Workshop Sessions
4:00 – 5:00 PM (CT) Networking Reception


Sponsor/Exhibitor Opportunities

Showcase your company at the Midwest Regional Forum! ADRP values your support of this event, and in exchange, you have the opportunity to promote your business to donor relations and stewardship professionals from the midwest area. 

Want to learn more? Download our sponsorship prospectus below to pick your desired level. 

Download the Prospectus
Become a Sponsor

Hotel Bookings

A room block is reserved for Midwest Regional Conference attendees at a special ADRP discount.

NOTE: Room block deadline 6/1/2022

Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston

Rate: $159, including parking

Book Your Room

By Phone: Reservations can also be made by calling Hilton Garden Inn Reservations at 800.744.1500, callers must provide the booking code PMR22 to receive the contracted rates. Reservations must be made by the group cut-off date of June 1, 2022.


Thanks to our 2022 Midwest Regional Forum Planning Committee

Alyson Bell, Co-Chair
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Megan Pratt, Co-Chair

The Rotary Foundation

Analisa Gama, Chair - Content Committee 
The Rotary Foundation

Holden Scheidel, Content Committee
The Rotary Foundation
Holly Biagioli, Content Committee
Northwestern University
Rebekah Nowak, Chair—Outreach Committee
Northwestern University

Katharine Gingrich, Outreach Committee
Northwestern University

Melissa Oskielunas, Outreach Committee
Feeding America

Kate Hemmingsen Berge, Attendee Experience Committee
The Nature Conservancy

David Green, Attendee Experience Committee
The Rotary Foundation

Our Supporters:


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Merchandise Sponsor

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Presentation Design Group

We're an experiential design studio specializing in donor recognition, the makers of Giftmap, a dynamic mapping tool for managing donor named spaces, and Appello, an intuitive content management system that puts you in full control of your donor communications and recognition efforts. For more than four decades we have applied our expertise to the mission of philanthropy, creating architectural and digital centerpieces that connect organizations to communities. We design intentionally to strengthen donor families and move others to follow their generous examples. We keep your donors engaged and deeply connected, by giving you smart, responsible recognition strategies for our changing world and powerful tools you'll need as you adapt and grow.




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