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2017 National Philantrophy Day Event Registration

National Philanthropy Day 2017

Celebrate Philanthropy on Tuesday, November 14!  Registration is now open!

To register, please click here


Rochester Apache Kahler, 1517 16th Street Southwest, Rochester, Minnesota 55902

Schedule of Events

8:30 – 11:30 am - Morning Workshop: "Raising larger gifts by asking about asking"

Cost $60 for morning session

1:30 – 3:30 pm - Afternoon workshop: "Intentional Board members"

$25/ afternoon session



Registration package - $100 for entire day

(includes Morning session, Award lunch, and Afternoon session)

$60/ morning session only

$25/ afternoon session only

$25/Awards Luncheon (Table of 8 discounted to $175)

For more information, contact Barb Schramm, Sheila Rainey or Neal Engelman.  

National Philanthropy Day is the special day set aside to recognize the great contributions of philanthropy – and to pay tribute to those remarkable individuals actively living philanthropically in our community – recognizing their life-changing contributions in our lives, our community, and our world.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Southern Minnesota Chapter invite you to our National Philanthropy Day Celebration. Come for the ENTIRE DAY to learn ways to improve your fundraising skills, or simply join us for the AWARDS LUNCHEON.

We will be honoring outstanding achievements by individual, foundation and corporate philanthropists, fundraising volunteers and professional fundraisers. 

About Our Presenter

Kent Stroman, Institute of Conversational Fundraising, is regarded as America's ASKing Coach, is a talented speaker insightful advisor, effective communicator and author of Asking about Asking: Mastering the Art of Conversational Fundraising, a groundbreaking guide for securing major gifts. Kent's purpose in life is to Equip, Inspire and Encourage and he accomplishes this through speaking, writing, teaching, consulting and coaching.

Stroman's career spans over 35 years of service in the philanthropic sector including higher education and private consulting in Fundraising, Board Governance, Strategic Planning and Leadership Development. He holds numerous credentials including Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). He is a frequent speaker and presenter to regional, national and international audiences.


2017 Award Recipients

Outstanding Philanthropist: Fred & Roxanne Ziecina

Outstanding Philanthropic Organization: Knutson Construction Services

Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy: Christie Greason

President’s Award: Sisters of St. Francis