Keynote: Giving Matters

Regardless of your background or professional pathways, the art of giving is always important. Whether you are dealing with customers, employees, peers, donors, prospects, or leaders, the key to successful giving is to deliver the highest level of service possible. You will hear real life examples of life, professional, and nonprofit experiences of how exceptional treatment of constituents of all types leads to development gains in the form of monetary and in-kind donations, networking, relationship development, customer growth, volunteer man-hours and collaboration, and capital campaign successes. The goal is to give you a few nuggets of wisdom to take back to your teams to ignite the flame of why giving matters so much to all of your constituents.

About the Presenter:

Gwynn Virostek

Gwynn Virostek is an accomplished financial services and nonprofit leader. She has proven success in delivering results, leading organizations through critical transitions, acquisitions, and enhancing overall operational efficiencies and customer satisfaction. Gwynn’s leadership expertise lies in understanding corporate culture, navigating organizational change, and motivating/leading large and small diverse teams. She has invested more than three decades in banking leadership across the nation, including managing retail banking and branch operations for approximately half of the financial centers across the country for Washington Mutual, as an assistant vice president for Wachovia, and most recently serving as the regional vice president of TD Bank. Gwynn also served as the Chairman of the Florida Bankers Association.

Among her many nonprofit volunteer roles, she served as the chair of the Volunteer Florida Foundation, under the leadership of then-Governor Jeb Bush in his push to increase literacy among families across the state. She also served as the executive committee secretary-treasurer for the South Florida Annenberg Challenge, a five-year, $300 million education initiative to improve Florida’s education system. Gwynn worked as Development Director for Haven Hospice and for Florida TaxWatch gaining hands-on development experience. 

Gwynn serves on the Board of Directors of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, recently served as chair, and currently chairs the foundation’s Audit Committee and serves on the Investment Committee.

Gwynn earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Eckerd College, graduating Magna Cum Laude. She also completed the American Bankers Association Stonier National Graduate School of Banking at the University of Pennsylvania.

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