2022 Midwest Regional Conference

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Evanston, Illinois

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

 Full participation in the 2022 Midwest Regional Conference is applicable for 4.25 points in Category 1.B
– Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

Thanks to all who were able to attend the event.
For those of you who were not able to, we hope you can join us in the future. 


Online registration is now closed.

ADRP Member: $150

Non-Member: $175

Cancellation policy: Notification of cancellation must be submitted in writing via email to [email protected]. Cancellations received 14  days in advance of the event will be refunded, less a $30 USD cancellation fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations received less than 14 days from the start of the event.


Review the Full List of Sessions
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Time Event
8:30 – 9:00 AM 


9:00 – 10:15 AM

Welcome Remarks & Keynote Presentation

Keynote Presentation | Embracing Tomorrow: Be Ready for the Changing Donor Environment

Liz Livingston Howard, Executive Director, Center for Nonprofit Management, Clinical Professor of Management, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University
10:15 – 10:45 AM (CT) Morning Coffee Break
10:45 – 11:45 AM (CT)

Breakout Sessions 

11:45 AM – 1:15 PM (CT) Lunch on your own (details on nearby options)
1:15 – 2:30 PM (CT)

Panel Session

2:30 – 2:45 PM (CT)

Afternoon Coffee Break

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. 

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Become a Sponsor

Thanks to our 2022 Midwest Regional Forum Planning Committee

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

Megan Pratt, Co-Chair

Rotary International

Analisa Gama, Chair - Content Committee 
Rotary International

Holden Scheidel, Content Committee
Rotary International
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
Rotary International

Our Supporters:


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Merchandise Sponsor

Creative merchandising company that helps establish emotional connection to an audience via using promotional merchandise.



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.




Mythos streamlines the process of collecting and sharing personal stories and relevant communications with your audience in print or digital form. Mythos integrates all the tools you need into one platform from content collection and management to publishing and sharing to help you produce beautiful, personalized, and highly relevant reports and other communications. One at a time or hundreds at a time and in print or digital form.




We Are A Full Service Design + Build Firm. As a design build firm, we are highly focused on creating an aesthetic that significantly enhances the world around us. Our objective is to strategically improve the way employees, visitors, customers, and investors/donors experience our client's organizations. Well conceived design solutions not only optimize our visual world but also provide greater functionality, efficiency and economy.