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Celebrating 50 Years 

For five decades, SECF’s Annual Meeting has brought together not only the best of Southern Philanthropy, but also experts and thought leaders from across the country to connect, engage and inspire one another in ways that propel transformative change in our region, enrich its communities and improve the lives of its people. This year in Atlanta, we will honor our past, look back on what we’ve learned and assess where the South is today.
Writing Our Next Chapter
 
SECF’s 50th Anniversary is not a culmination or conclusion – it is the close of one chapter and the beginning of the next! Join us as we confront the challenges that still face our region today and explore the trends, new ideas and new faces that will lead our work over the next 50 years.

KEYNOTES + PLENARY SESSIONS

Isabel Wilkerson

Opening Keynote

Author, The Warmth of Other Suns

Panel Discussion

Thursday AM Plenary

Can Philanthropy Preserve the Pillars of Democracy?

Andy Goodman

Thursday PM Plenary

Author, Storytelling as Best Practice

Philippe Cousteau, Jr.

Friday AM Plenary

Filmmaker, Explorer & Advocate

Bryan Stevenson

Closing Keynote

Founder & Executive Director, Equal Justice Initiative







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HIGHLIGHTS

See why SECF’s Annual Meeting is the South’s premiere philanthropic event – members can visit our Annual Meeting archive now!



SECF50 BLOG FEED

50th Annual Meeting Speaker Highlight: Andy Goodman

5/16/2019 4:21:39 PM

This profile is part of an occasional series highlighting speakers at SECF's 50th Annual Meeting ! Register by July 1 and save $100! SECF's 50th Annual Meeting will mark the close of one chapter and the beginning of the next -- part of an ongoing story of philanthropy in the South, its ... Read More..


50 Meetings in 50 Days: The Annual Meeting from 2007 to 2018

5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM

Registration for SECF's 50th Annual Meeting will open later today! We’re so excited that we’re going to finish off our look at the Annual Meeting’s history with a bang by covering the meeting’s last decade (plus two more) all in one post! 2007 Annual Meeting When: Nov... Read More..


50 Meetings in 50 Days: The Annual Meeting from 2003 to 2006

5/9/2019 3:18:17 PM

Registration for SECF's 50th Annual Meeting will open May 15 – between now and then, we're going to take a look back at the history of SECF's signature event and how it's evolved over the years. 2003 Annual Meeting When: November 12-14, 2003 Where: The Fairmont, New... Read More..


50 Meetings in 50 Days: The Annual Meeting from 1999 to 2002

5/7/2019 10:26:31 AM

Registration for SECF's 50th Annual Meeting will open May 15 – between now and then, we're going to take a look back at the history of SECF's signature event and how it's evolved over the years. 1999 Annual Meeting When: November 17-19, 1999 Where: The Grove Park In... Read More..


50 Meetings in 50 Days: The Annual Meeting from 1995 to 1998

5/2/2019 1:34:27 PM

Registration for SECF's 50th Annual Meeting will open May 15 – between now and then, we're going to take a look back at the history of SECF's signature event and how it's evolved over the years. 1995 Annual Meeting When: November 8-10, 1995 Where: Marriott at Sawgra... Read More..




SPONSORSHIP + SUPPORT

An Opportunity 50 Years in the Making

As the strongest and largest network of philanthropic leaders in the Southeast, SECF creates a fertile ground for hundreds of grantmakers who call the region home and for national funders who choose to invest in the opportunities that exist here. Members forge deep connections across the region, sharing knowledge, experience and professional resources with one another to elevate philanthropic practice for all.

Our 50th Annual Meeting embodies all of this and more, serving as the region’s premier philanthropic event. Hundreds of people, representing foundations and giving programs of all sizes, types, and interests will gather to generate new power and energy for the field, taking their places as peer leaders and influencers.

The 50th Annual Meeting is the ideal occasion to honor philanthropy’s legacy in the South and ensure its strong future. Read our Sponsorship & Support Opportunities guide to learn how you and your organization can engage with and support Southern Philanthropy at the 50th Annual Meeting!

Interested in learning more or getting involved with SECF's 50th Annual Meeting? Contact S.E. Spencer, SECF's programs & partnerships associate, at s.e@secf.org or at (404) 524-0911.

For general questions, contact S.E. Spencer, SECF's programs & partnerships associate, at s.e@secf.org or at (404) 524-0911.



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SECF’s Code of Conduct 

The Southeastern Council of Foundations is composed of a broad and diverse membership of grantmakers. At our core, we are a community of grantmakers connecting with each other to improve the practice of grantmaking in the Southeast.

At our meetings and events, we also welcome visitors from other organizations – which are not members – that participate as presenters or participants. SECF strives to create a comfortable place for all Members, visitors, and others engaged in philanthropy to exchange experiences and ideas and engage in conversations that are welcoming and of benefit to all participants. As such, SECF is not a venue for grant seekers, fundraisers, or other types of charitable solicitations during any of its meetings, events or through its publications nor is it an appropriate venue to conduct political activities. We ask that our Members and visitors not solicit at SECF-sponsored events or programs and that Members and visitors not use information obtained through their SECF membership or participation in SECF events for charitable, business or other solicitations outside of those events.




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Phone: (404) 524-0911
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Mission: The Southeastern Council of Foundations serves, connects, strengthens and champions philanthropy and philanthropic infrastructure in the South.