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2017 CEO Forum
Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 12:00 PM to Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 4:00 PM EDT
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Foundation leadership means tackling the tough questions. Is philanthropy’s role in civil society changing? What is the future of philanthropy given the current political climate? Is my foundation prepared to deal with these changes? How do I lead in this environment? 

No matter what type of foundation you lead, you can’t afford to ignore these questions – and now you have the chance to wrestle with them among your peers! 

SECF’s CEO Forum provides the time and space for meaningful discussions on these issues and the chance to connect with your colleagues – fellow foundation leaders who can relate to your own experiences, from working with a board to leading a staff. 

A forum for all kinds of leaders: Different types of funders require different approaches to their work. This year’s CEO Forum will be devoted to addressing issues that impact all CEOs regardless of where, why or how they work, and will also feature breakout sessions based on the type of organization you lead. Independent, health legacy, corporate, family and community foundation CEOs will all have the opportunity to discuss the issues unique to their type of organization. 

Registration for the 2017 CEO Forum is now open! Join us June 13-14 in historic downtown Charleston, South Carolina, for two days of intimate conversation, connection and inspiration!


Event Details: 

  Dates: Tuesday, June 13 – Wednesday, June 14
  Location: Belmond Charleston Place (205 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401)
Cost: $750



June 13 · Day One
12:00pm – 12:15pm: Welcome Lunch & Introductions
12:15pm – 4:00pm: Facilitated Discussion of The Future of Foundation Philanthropy: The CEO Perspective
Facilitator: Phil Buchanan, President, Center for Effective Philanthropy
    Note: Includes a 15-minute break at 2:00pm
4:00pm – 5:15pm: Group Reflection & Reaction
5:45pm: Shuttle departs hotel for reception and dinner
6:00pm – 9:00pm: Reception & Dinner (Restaurant 492)
    Welcome: Darrin Goss, Sr. President & CEO, Coastal Community Foundation
    Speaker: Anita Zucker, Trustee, Coastal Community Foundation & CEO of The InterTech Group

June 14 · Day Two
8:00am – 9:00am: Breakfast & Networking
9:00am – 11:45am: Panel Discussions of The Future of Foundation Philanthropy: The CEO Perspective
     Note: Includes a 15-minute break at 10:15am
12:00pm – 1:00pm: Lunch
1:00pm – 3:00pm: 
Constituency breakout discussions (Topics TBD)
3:15pm – 4:00pm: Reconvene all constituencies for closing group discussion

Click here or the icon above to book your room at the SECF rate 
– no discount code required!

Southeastern Council of Foundations
100 Peachtree Street NW · Suite 2080 · Atlanta, GA · 30303 · (404) 524-0911

The Southeastern Council of Foundations strives to support Members and grantmakers with access to education, resources and networking by serving as a convener and facilitator, offering a diverse range of voices and perspectives. We do not endorse colleague organization views, but rather aim to provide access to a broad range of information and resources to increase grantmaking impact and develop philanthropic leaders throughout the region.