ADRP Midwest Forum

4th Annual Midwest Regional Forum
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 | Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

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Spring into action and join us for an exciting lineup of speakers at this year's ADRP Midwest Regional Forum! Join us for a one-day opportunity to learn everything you could possibly want to know about storytelling, measurements for success, donor recognition, and more. You will not want to miss out on this chance to connect with your peers and hear from donor relations experts from a variety of fields. We look forward to seeing you there!

Registration is now closed.

ADRP Members: $150
Non-Members: $175


All times and topics are subject to change. Speakers and titles will be posted soon.

Time Activity Speaker(s)
9:00–9:30 AM Breakfast & Registration, Sponsored by Harris Made  
9:30–9:45 AM Welcome to the 4th Annual Midwest Regional Forum  
9:45–10:45 AM Keynote: We Are All Storytellers Scott Whitehair
10:45–11:00 AM Break  
11:00–12:00 PM Planning for the Long Haul: Maximizing Donor Retention with Your Annual Development Plan Elizabeth Boyle
12:00–1:15 PM Lunch  
1:15–2:15 PM Stewardship: All Shapes and Sizes Moderated by: Mary Weingartner
2:15–2:30 PM Break  
2:30–3:30 PM Establishing Meaningful Measures of Success for Donor Relations and Stewardship Anne Manner-McLarty
3:30–4:15 PM Hindsight (and Donor Recognition) is 20/20 Joanna Riester and Cindy Hancock
4:15–4:30 PM Until Next Year: A Fond Farewell  
4:30 PM Main event Concludes  
4:30–5:00 PM Optional: Recognition-Focused Tours of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago  
4:30 PM Optional: Networking Reception  


*Optional Tours: At the end of the day, small group tours of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago will be available, with opportunities to sign up in advance of the forum. Participants must have received an influenza vaccination this season and will be asked to sign a Confidentiality, Health and Liability Waiver.

This educational event has been approved for 4.75 CFRE continuing education credits.


ADRP has reserved a small block of rooms at the Cambria Hotel and Suites Chicago Magnificent Mile, located just a short five-minute walk from the Anne & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital. 

Cambria Hotel and Suites
166 E Superior St
Chicago, IL 60611

Room Rate: $149 plus tax, single or double

To make reservations, book your room online or call the hotel directly at (312) 523-0902 and ask to be placed in the Association of Donor Relations Professionals' room block. The hotel cut-off date to receive this special rate is Friday, March 30 at 3:00 PM, or until the block is full. 

 Submit a Proposal

The submission period for speakers and presentations is now closed. Thank you to all who showed interest and applied! 

 Sponsors and exhibitors

Sponsorship registration has now closed. If you have questions about this event or future Regional Conferences, please don't hesitate to contact our office.

Download our prospectus to learn more about sponsor benefits.

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