read the article The third annual East Alabama Nonprofit Summit will take place on Oct. 9 from 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., and will feature fundraising, resource development and nonprofit leadership experts. The Summit, which will be held at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center, will convene nonprofit leaders, administrators, board members, volunteers, philanthropists and Auburn University faculty and students.
The Summit will provide six educational sessions through two training tracks. The program will culminate with a luncheon featuring keynote speaker Charles Lee, founder of That’s My Child, a 501(c)3 foundation focusing on teen mentoring, and That’s My Dog, a restaurant run by teenagers mentored through the foundation. Lee, a local business owner, community activist and family man, is dedicated to be the change he wants to see in Montgomery. Growing up in the rough, gang-riddled streets of Chicago, Lee was inspired to donate his time and effort into providing a family like support system and a “way out” for less fortunate youth facing hardships of today. This inspiration led to the creation of That’s My Child in 2012 and That’s My Dog in 2019.
Featured summit speakers include Jane DiFolco Parker, president of the Auburn University Foundation; Paul Kennedy, president of the Walker Area Community Foundation; Cristy Moody, director of operations for the Walker Area Community Foundation; Brooke Battle, founder of Swell Fundraising; Susann Montgomery-Clark, president of Clark Consulting; Marcelle Naman, director of development for St. Mary’s Parish; and Shannon Ammons, CEO of Alabama Association of Nonprofits.
The East Alabama Nonprofit Summit has been made possible by the following sponsors: Alabama Association of Nonprofits; Cary Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies in Auburn University’s College of Human Sciences; Auburn University Outreach Office; East Alabama Medical Center Foundation; Community Foundation of East Alabama; Himmelwright, Huguley and Boles CPAs and Advisors; United Way of Lee County; and Chambers County Development Authority.
Tickets are $75 and can be purchased through the Alabama Association of Nonprofits. Registration is available online.
Auburn University students and faculty are eligible for sponsorships and can make a request through aub.ie/npsummit2019.