Big Ideas Needed!

Present at ADRP 2021

One of the best ways to rebound from a challenging year is to share ideas with a community of people who get it: your fellow donor relations and stewardship professionals.

What are you proud of? What have you learned that would help others? What topic is timely and on people’s minds?

The Content Committee is looking for a wide range of speakers who can answer those questions and deliver content that is relevant to each industry and every experience level.

After last year’s successful virtual conference, you have even more opportunities to present your big ideas at the 2021 ADRP International Conference.

In response to attendee demand and life-as-we-know-it-now, this year’s conference will offer even more content, with five to six presentations each session over three days.

We have devoted space to feature industry trends and discuss social issues that affect our profession. Tracks will be tailored to the following categories:

  • Foundational – How to build a strong foundation for your donor relations/stewardship programs
  • Skill-Building – What tools/concepts you can apply to enhance your work
  • Strategic/Theoretical – Why your work matters and is essential to achieving your organization’s mission
  • DEI – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - How can our industry adapt to social change and become more inclusive
  • Industry Trends and Hot Topics – The new, the now and the next practices

Together we are building a better tomorrow and your brightest ideas illuminate the path forward. Submit your proposal by April 30, 2021.

See Requirements and Submit a Proposal

Meet your reviewers:


Abby Fox
Senior Director of Stewardship and Donor Communications
Oklahoma State University Foundation
Member since 2011

Debbie Meyers
Assistant Vice President of Advancement Operations
Chautauqua Institution
Member since 2005 

Committee Members

Jane Anderson

Director of Donor Relations & Stewardship 
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Member since

Lisa Dixon
Director of Donor Relations
Allegheny College
Member since 2010 

Gina Galluppi
Senior Executive Director of Stewardship and Donor Relations
University of Southern California
Member since 2007 

Avery G. Howard
Director of Stewardship
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Rachel Kimball
Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship
Southern Methodist University

Kirsten E. Lavin
Director of Stewardship and Donor Engagement
Johns Hopkins University

Christina McNamee
Senior Director of Advancement Services
St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School
Member since 2018 

Anna Petersen
Stewardship Manager
Monash Health Foundation

Jessica Reilly
Associate Director of Donor Relations
Syracuse University