Stewarding Scholarship Donors

Includes a Live Event on 05/18/2021 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

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When donors support student scholarships and financial aid—either by creating a new endowed fund or giving to an existing fund—it makes a powerful statement about their interests and priorities. The way institutions steward those donors afterward can have a big impact on their willingness to provide additional support in the future. Prompt gift acknowledgements, consistent communication, and thoughtful engagement will go a long way toward creating positive experiences and building lasting relationships for many years to come.

Register now for your entire team to learn how to effectively steward scholarship donors.


  • Guidelines for communicating gift impact and investment returns to donors
  • Tips for engaging donors through events and other activities
  • Tactics for involving scholarship recipients in your stewardship efforts
  • Methods for evaluating your programs
  • Examples from other institutions, and more!


  • One log-in to the LIVE webinar; invite your entire team
  • Link to watch a recording of the webinar following the live event
  • Your questions answered by an expert
  • Copies of the presentation materials and resources
  • Eligible for 1.25 points of CFRE credit
  • AGN Members get FREE webinar registration. Click here to learn more.

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Vanessa Carta

Director of Donor Engagement and Stewardship, UMass Boston

Vanessa Carta is the Director of Donor Engagement and Stewardship at UMass Boston, where she oversees all stewardship outreach, including cultivating the institution’s relationships with endowment donors. Her decade of experience in advancement also includes roles with the annual fund and as a frontline development officer for a graduate school, centers, and institutes. She currently serves on the Santa Clara University Alumni Association Board of Directors and as regional vice president of their Boston chapter. Vanessa has an MA in Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance from UMass Boston and a BA in Religious Studies and Sociology from Santa Clara University. 


Stewarding Scholarship Donors
05/18/2021 at 1:00 PM (EDT)   |  75 minutes
05/18/2021 at 1:00 PM (EDT)   |  75 minutes Event audio is available via streaming (through your computer speakers) or you may listen over the phone by calling 929.205.6099 and entering meeting ID 956 0088 6009. If you have any issues with the audio through your computer, we strongly advise you dial in using the phone number. International numbers available: