2017 CCAE Independent Schools Summit Program

2017 CCAE Independent Schools Summit

January 26-27, 2017
Radisson Admiral Hotel Toronto Harbourfront

Presenting Sponsor:
Ross W. Marsh Consulting Group Inc.

Gold Sponsor: Global Philanthropic

This Summit has been approved for 6 CFRE Points


Time Session and Presenter

Thursday, January 26, 2017

8:00-8:30 a.m.


8:30-9:30 a.m.

Networking - Facilitated table talk by discipline

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Plenary Session: Three Ways to Engage Alumni & Set the Foundation for Optimal Philanthropy - Maeve Strathy

10:30-10:45 a.m. Networking Break
10:45 a.m.-11:45 p.m.

Breakout Sessions (2)

  1. Optimizing Raiser’s Edge - Laura Marziali, The Bishop Strachan School
  2. International Fundraising and Alumni Relations
11:45-1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00-2:15 p.m.

Plenary Session: Key Engagement and Fundraising Challenges by School Type
   Moderator: Mireille Millette, The Sterling Hall School.
   Panelists: Doug Mann, Trinity College School; Scott Hayter, St. Andrew’s College

2:15-2:30 p.m.

Networking Break

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions (2)

  1. Communicating your Fundraising Message
  2. The Trifecta of High-Value Giving (and how to get your donors there) - Maeve Strathy
3:40-4:30 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                    Speed Round Networking Session
4:45-6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception
6:30 p.m. -on Optional Dinner - Amsterdam Brew House
Friday, January 27, 2017
8:45-9:30 a.m.


9:30-10:30 a.m.

Breakout Sessions (2)

  1. Alumni Committees and Boards: Panel Discussion
       Panelists: Christina Barwinsky, St. John’s Ravenscourt School; Sandra Sualim, Havergal College
  2. How to Set Up a Planned Giving Program - Theresa Butler-Porter, Lakefield College School
10:30-10:45 p.m.

Networking Break

10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Closing General Session

Innes van Nostrand, Principal, Appleby College; Ross Marsh, Principal, Ross W. Marsh Consulting Group

12:00 p.m.

Boxed Lunch



National Partners


2017 CCAE National Conference Sponsors



Manulife  Tempo Framing


Canada Life 



The Offord Group Tourism Hamilton



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