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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Winter is here and the Midwest has already seen its fair share of subzero temperatures and snowfall. But nothing will get in the way of donor relations and stewardship professionals in their fight to survive the cold and engage their donors! Take a break, and join us for a one-day opportunity to connect with your peers, learn about new ideas and concepts in the donor relations world, and share what you have learned from your own experiences. 

Registration is now open!


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  
9:30–9:45 AM Welcome to the 4th Annual Midwest Regional Forum  
9:45–10:45 AM The Power of Storytelling: A Donor Relations Necessity 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 The Best Laid Recognition Plans 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.


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 23 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! 

 Join us as a sponsor or exhibitor!

Calling all fundraising, development, donor recognition, gift and communication partners! Please join the Association of Donor Relations Professionals (ADRP) in Chicago on April 24 as a sponsor of our Fourth Annual Midwest Regional Forum. The event promises great exposure with donor relations and stewardship attendees from institutions across Chicago, the Midwest, and beyond.

Invest in the opportunity to expand your network, discover new trends and best practices and support the field of donor relations and the Association of Donor Relations Professionals.

Opportunities for sponsorship are limited. Join us as a sponsor on April 24! Download our prospectus to learn more about sponsor benefits.

Become a Sponsor or Exhibitor
It's not too late to join these ADRP supporters as an exhibitor or sponsor of the 2018 ADRP Midwest Regional Forum. Sign up today to get in front of some of the region's top decision makers and influencers!