Successful Student Philanthropy Events

Recorded On: 01/23/2018


Events are one of the best ways to engage current students and raise their awareness about the impact of giving at your institution. Whether you're creating small targeted gatherings for special student groups or finding ways to integrate giving messages into larger campus activities like matriculation or commencement, student philanthropy events are essential when it comes to building a culture of philanthropy and ensuring continued and lifelong alumni support after graduation.

Register now for your entire team to learn how to plan successful student philanthropy events for your annual fund. 

This recording is eligible for 1.25 points of CFRE credit. 


  • Methods for developing a plan, creating a timeline, and choosing locations and hosts
  • Tips for generating invitation lists and promoting events through email, fliers, and social media
  • Strategies for creating an interesting program, involving volunteers, and ensuring the seamless execution of logistics
  • Guidelines for following up with attendees and evaluating the event's success
  • Examples from other institutions, and more!

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Skylar Beaver

Director of the Annual Fund, The Spence School

Skylar Beaver is the Director of the Annual Fund at The Spence School in New York City. Previously, she served as the Director of Annual Giving at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA and as the Director of the Annual Fund at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY. A frequent presenter with CASE and past Chair of STAFF (Sharing the Annual Fund Fundamentals), Skylar holds a B.A. in Sociology from Hobart and William Smith Colleges and an M.P.A. in nonprofit management from SUNY Brockport.


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