Building Sustainable Funding for Engagement
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When: 12/4/2012
8:00 AM
Where: Widener University
Chester, Pennsylvania 
United States

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The CUMU Executive Committee is excited to announce the second Regional Facilitated Dialogue themed “Building Sustainable Funding for Engagement:  Advancing Engagement in an Urban Environment.”  Geared towards university leaders, this meeting is being hosted by Dr. James T. Harris, Vice President of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities and President of Widener University and will be facilitated by David Weerts, Associate Professor and Director, Jandris Center for Innovative Higher Education, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

Key Highlights

  • Meeting will include small group workshop and dialogue as well as large group sessions
  • Limited space allotted to ensure meaningful participation and discussion
  • Easily accessible location
  • Affordable registration – breakfast and lunch provided

The Facilitator and Program

Dr. David Weerts is the Director for the Jandris Center for Innovative Higher Education at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.  His work as both practitioner and scholar has focused on state-university relations, institutional advancement, and university-community engagement. Weerts is noted for his work in the areas of state investment in higher education, alumni giving and political advocacy, and institutional structures and strategies to support engagement.

Primary Discussion Topics

Small group discussions will vary, but the theme Building Sustainable Funding for Engagement:  Advancing Engagement in an Urban Environment revolves around the following discussion topics:

  • How do we engage donors/alumni/partners to influence change in their metropolitan regions?
  • How do we engage donors/alumni/partners to meet metropolitan change?
  • Implications for philanthropy
  • External stakeholders and stakeholder participation
  • Framework for building partnerships

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