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AFP Symposium on Fundraising Presented by Montecito Bank & Trust

June 12, 2018

AFP Symposium on Fundraising
Presented by Montecito Bank & Trust
The New Normal in Effective Fundraising
Crown Plaza Ventura Beach
June 12, 2018

Please join us in thanking Montecito Bank & Trust for returning as the Presenting Sponsor this year and welcoming Gail Perry, MBA, CFRE, Top 10 fundraiser in the nation!  

Gail Perry
Keynote Speaker


AFP Symposium on Fundraising presented by Montecito Bank & Trust is designed for individuals and teams to: Support career development  Learn new skills  Network with peers & colleagues.

Consider the day an opportunity to participate as a team including staff, board members and volunteers with the addition of discounted team pricing! 


Pre-Symposium Sessions

Making the Transition to Fund Development Professional, Amy Towner, Chief Executive Officer, Health Care Foundation for Ventura County

Finding Career Growth in Your Current Job, Suzanne Elliott, Principal, Envision Consulting, Los Angeles

To CFRE or Not to CFRE – That is the QuestionHeidi Whitman, CFRE, Director of Development and Marketing, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

Afternoon Sessions

Identifying the Right Prospect, from the Right Data, for the Right Gift, Christian Hamilton, Sr. Director of Development, Relationship Management, & Data Sciences at The Autry Museum, Los Angeles

Cultivation and the Art of the Ask, Mary Schmitz, Director of Development Community Memorial Health System Ventura County

Guiding Donors to the Next Level of SupportMolly Ann Woods, CFRE, Chief Development Officer, New Directions for Veterans, Los Angeles

Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach
450 East Harbor Blvd.
Ventura, CA 93001


 Early Check-in for Pre-Symposium Break-outs - 7:30 a.m.

Regular Check-in - 8:30 a.m.

Symposium - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Register by 5/15/18 to receive early bird pricing 

$100 for Members / $125 for Nonmembers

After May 15:

$125 for Members / $150 for Nonmembers


Register with a group of three or more and receive $50 off your group's total registration. Contact Carmela at for more information.


Registration closes 06/04/18

For more information or inquiries regarding sponsorship opportunities, contact Catherine Kort at or (805) 206-8663 / Heidi Whitman at or (805) 218-6759.