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Thursday, September 28


Engaging Donors in Pope Francis' Challenge to be Missionary Disciples
Pope Francis challenges all Catholics to embrace their baptismal call to be missionary disciples. Beyond merely "writing the check," better engage donors and supporters in connecting their own missionary call to your Church organization through formation, spiritual development and immersion experiences. Drawing on Maryknoll's international experience and Pope Francis's "Joy of the Gospel," this workshop will explore concrete ways of involving the donor at a deeper level of missionary discipleship.

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Deacon Matt Dulka

Associate Director for Church Engagement / Mission Education, Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers
Matt Dulka is a permanent deacon for the Oakland Diocese and for over 20 years has been in full time ministry with the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers promoting mission. As the Associate Director for U.S. Church Engagement, Matt coordinates Maryknoll’s mission education and promotion... Read More →
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Fr. Robert Jalbert, MM

Position Director, US Church Engagement, Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers
Bob Jalbert, M.M. is a Maryknoll missionary priest who has served in mission in Kenya and Tanzania for 18 years as well as in various administrative, formation, and leadership ministries in the U. S. for 26 years. Bob has been assigned since 2003 to Maryknoll’s Mission Education... Read More →

Thursday September 28, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Marriott Grand 12
Friday, September 29


Keynote Address - Introducing the “Gerontrophilanthroplutocracy”

All fundraisers know that most bequests and other planned gifts come from individuals of advanced age.  Recent reports reveal other surprising trends regarding the makeup of America’s donor population.  Industry sources are noting that a majority of the largest outright gifts each year are also made by persons over the age of 65.  IRS data underscores the fact that older donors make a disproportionate percentage of charitable gifts and give significantly more than younger donors.  America’s nonprofit community will be increasingly reliant on the senior population as Baby Boomers are entering this phase of life.  This presentation will explore the expected impact of the rapidly growing population of aging Baby Boomers and how they can be expected to dominate the philanthropic landscape over the coming decade in both expected and unexpected ways.

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Robert F. Sharpe, Jr.

Chairman, Sharpe Group
Robert Sharpe is chairman of Sharpe Group, which consults nationwide with leading educational, health, social service and religious organizations and institutions in implementing their major and planned gift development efforts. With offices in Memphis, Washington DC, Atlanta and... Read More →

Friday September 29, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am
Marriott Grand 5-7