INAPEF is excited to host our Annual Conference at CIESC Indianapolis again this year! Our conference is geared towards directors and board members of public education foundations throughout the state.  Members and non-members are welcome to join us for a day packed with sessions and speakers who are sure to help your foundation inspire new and existing donors, discover new grant and fundraising opportunities, and educate directors, volunteers and board members.

NEW THIS YEAR!  We have added an optional training session on Wednesday.  Join us from 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm for targeted Bloomerang Training.  Bloomerang representatives will present on "Five Reports to Make Your Life Easier and Five Year-End Fundraising Tips" The last hour will be reserved for a short demo for and questions for current and potential Bloomerang users.


We have a talented line up of speakers this year, thank you to our speakers for their valuable contributions to INAPEF and public education!

Dr. Jennifer McCormick

Former Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction

Amanda Babinec
Babinec Marketing and Consulting

John Becker
CCH+A Attorneys at Law

Mike Eikenberry
Executive Director
Major Gifts & Planned Giving
Butler University

Cyrilla Helm
Executive Director
Foundation of Monroe County Community Schools

Don Hodson
Washington Township Hendricks County

Kelly Karbowicz Riley
Senior Director of Development
IPS Foundation

Diana Otero
Product Marketing Manager

Jane Nichols
Vigo County Education Foundation

Scott Moran
Product Marketing Specialist

Anne Wilson
Executive Director
Batesville Community Education Foundation

Adriann Young
Executive Director
Noblesville Education Foundation

Dr. Larry Young
MSD of Pike Township

Conference Agenda

      Wednesday, November 9     
 Time Location  Session Type  Session Title/Description Speaker(s)   Organization
 1:00 - 3:30 pm  MSD of Pike Township Admin Services Center  Training Strategic Reporting Training - Five Reports to Make Your Life Easier and Five Year-end Fundraising Tips by Bloomerang  Diana Otero, Product Marketing Manager
Scott Moran, Product Marketing Specialist
3:30 - 4:30 pm  MSD of Pike Township Admin Services Center  Demo & QA  Bloomerang invites INAPEF members to learn more about their product, open to all! Refreshments will be served.  Diana Otero, Product Marketing Manager
Scott Moran, Product Marketing Specialist
 4:30 - 6:00 pm  MSD of Pike Township Admin Services Center  Meeting  
INAPEF Board of Directors Meeting
 6:30 - 8:30 pm

 Chuy's Tex Mex

 Welcome Reception  Welcome Reception open to all attendees, hosted by Major Saver    INAPEF & Major Saver
       Thursday, November 10     
 Time  Location  Session Type  Session Title/Description  Speaker(s)  Organization
 8:00 - 8:45 am  Cafe & Frontier  Registration & Breakfast  Arrive early to sign-in and enjoy a continental breakfast while you network with you peers.    
8:45 - 9:00 am   Frontier  Welcome & Announcements Morning welcome and updates from INAPEF President, Renee Oldham  Renee Oldham, Executive Director  Mt. Vernon Ed Fdn
 9:00 - 9:45 am  Frontier  Keynote Speaker Dr. McCormick is a huge supporter of public ed, and held the highest role in education in the State of Indiana. She will discuss how legislation, policies, and politics are impacting our community’s public schools, the teaching profession, and the equitable access to quality education across the state.  Dr. Jennifer McCormick, Former State Superintendent  Indiana Coalition for
Public Education
 9:45 - 10:45 am  Frontier  General Session  Making the Most With What You’ve Got – Planned Giving in a Small Fundraising Shop  Mike Eikenberry, Executive Director, Major Gifts & Planned Giving  Butler University
 10:45 - 11:00 am Exhibitor Hall   Networking  Visit with our sponsors and exhibitors; see how they can help your organization improve!    
 11:00 - 11:45 am  Frontier  Breakout  Crafting Your Message: The Power of a Well-Written Press Release Geared primarily toward those in small- to medium-size media markets, this session will provide a template for getting your foundation’s news published, either online or in print. Anne Wilson, Executive Director   Batesville Community Ed Fdn
 11:00 - 11:45 am  Horizon  Breakout  Finding and Writing Grants to Accelerate your Mission 
Kelly Karbowicz Riley, Senior Director of Development   IPS Foundation
 11:45 - 12:00 pm  Exhibitor Hall Networking & Pick up Boxed Lunch  Visit with our sponsors and exhibitors and pick up your boxed lunch.     
 12:00 - 12:30 pm  Frontier  General Session  Tax Credit Update  Cyrilla Helm, Executive Director
Jane Nichols, Executive Director
Amanda Babinec, Consultant
 Fdn of Monroe County Community Schools
Vigo County Ed Fdn
12:30 - 12:45 pm   Frontier  Working Lunch  Annual Meeting  Renee Oldham, Executive Director
Krista Baber, Association Administrator
Mt. Vernon Ed Fdn
 12:45 - 1:15 pm Frontier  General Session  Hear about Dr. Young's years of experience at Pike Township schools, from student to Superintendent.  Dr. Larry Young, Superintendent  MSD Pike Township
 1:15 - 1:30 pm  Exhibitor Hall  Networking  Visit with our sponsors and exhibitors; see how they can help your organization improve!  
 1:30 - 2:15 pm  Frontier Breakout   Lobbying Essentials, How-to, and what you can and can't do as a non-profit, an employee, or as a concerned citizen  Amanda Babinec, President

 Don Hodson, Trustee

 Babinec Marketing & Consulting

 Washington Township Hendricks County

 1:30 - 2:15 pm Horizon  Breakout   Finding and Writing Grants to Accelerate your Mission Kelly Karbowicz Riley, Senior Director of Development    IPS Foundation
1:30 - 2:15 pm Phoenix Breakout 

 New IN DOR Sales Tax for NonProfits The Indiana Dept of Revenue has issued new sales tax collection requirements for nonprofits.  Become familiar with these changes and implementation procedures to comply with these new requirements.

 Jon Becker, Partner Church Church Hittle + Antrim Attorneys at Law
 2:15 - 2:30 pm  Exhibitor Hall  Exhibits & Break Grab a snack and visit with our sponsors and exhibitors; see how they can help your organization improve      
 2:30 - 3:15 pm  Frontier  General Session  Foundation Roundtables Activity  Rene Behrend, Executive Director
Ashley Knott, Executive Director
Brownsburg Ed Fdn
Westfield Ed Fdn
 3:15 - 4:00 pm  Frontier  General Session  Foundation Marketing - Explore how marketing collaboration with your school district, partners and neighboring EFs can leverage impact and expand your brand in the community
Adriann Young, Executive Director

 Noblesville Schools Ed Fdn
 4:00 pm  Frontier  General Session  Announcements and Adjourn    

Registration Pricing

Attendees (same org)
Attendees (same org)
 Early Bird Member (before October 10) $119  $25 $65 $25
 Member (starting October 10)  $139 $25 $65 $25
 Non-Member (JOIN NOW!) $149 $25 $85 $25
 Member Bloomerang Training ONLY  $25 $65 $25
 Non-Member Bloomerang Training ONLY  $25 $85 $25

Conference registrations include invitation to Wednesday evening welcome reception, and continental breakfast and lunch on Thursday.  All parking is free.

Meeting Venues and Hotel

Meeting Venues

We are excited to be hosting our conference at CIESC Indianapolis (located at The Pyramids) again this year:

Conference Location
3500 DePauw Blvd.
Pyramid Two, Suite 2020
Indianapolis, IN 46268

The Bloomerang Training Session will be held at the Pike Township Administration Building Conference Center:

Bloomerang Training Location
Pike Township Administration Center
6901 Zionsville Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46268

Our welcome reception will be held at Chuy's Tex Mex (Carmel) on Michigan Road, 1.5 miles from the host hotel.

Welcome Reception Location
Chuy's Tex Mex
10325 N Michigan Rd
Carmel, IN 46032


Home2 Suites by Hilton Indianapolis Northwest is offering a group rate of $119/night for King Suites and Double Queen Suites.  The cut-off date for the group rate is Monday, October 10th.  Group Rate Booking Link

Conference Sponsors

Thank You To Our Sponsors! We wouldn't be able to host this conference and keep pricing affordable to our members without you!

Church Church Hittle + Antrim
Attorneys at Law

American College of Education

Teachers' Treasures

TCU Business Services

Babinec Marketing
+ Consulting

Qtego Fundraising Services


Sponsorship Opportunities

 Benefit Platinum
 Invitation to Welcome Reception   X X XX
 Company Name and Contact Info in Conference Program X XXX
 Logo Placement in Conference Program X XX 
 Logo Placement on Conference Promo Emails X XX 
 Company Name on Conference Promo Emails    X
 Logo Placement on Conference WebsiteX XX 
 Company Name on Conference Website    X
 Exhibitor TableX X X
 Logo Placement Throughout Meeting SpaceX X 
 Logo Placement on Screen During Announcements X  
 Company Name on Screen During Announcements    X
 Conference Registrations43 2 1
 Break/Meal Sponsor with Additional Signage X  
 Social Media Shout Out XX  
 Live Commercial at Conference X   
 Opportunity to Address the Audience and Introduce a Speaker X   
 Conference Attendee List X   
 INAPEF Website Homepage Sponsor 22/23   

2022 Conference Committee

 Rene Behrend
Executive Director
Brownsburg Education Foundation
 Ashley Knott
Executive Director
Westfield Education Foundation
 Emily Oliver-Jones
Executive Director
Greater Clark County Schools
Education Foundations  |  317.661.1482
PO Box 862, Brownsburg IN 46112

Indiana Association of Public Education Foundations is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. 

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