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, or any superintendents or community members interested in starting an education foundation.  Connect with your education foundation peers from around the state. Learn from veteran leaders and share your experience with those new to the field. Members and non-members are welcome to join us to learn more about inspiring new and existing donors, discovering new grant and fundraising opportunities, and educating directors, volunteers and board members.


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. Jeff Butts
MSD of Wayne Township

 Nina Brahm
Education Consultant &
Grant Writer

Kate Brierty

Peter Dunn aka Pete the Planner
CEO, Author, Financial Expert
Your Money Line

Mike Eikenberry

Vice President of Major Gifts
Eskenazi Health Foundation

Max Harper, CFRE
Development Officer
Butler Unversity

Pete Just, CETL
Executive Director
Indiana CTO Council

Shanon Stroer
Senior Client Account Manager
Charity Proud

Conference Agenda

      Wednesday, November 8th  
 Time Location  Session Type  Session Title/Description Speaker(s)  
1:00 - 3:00 pm CIESC
Deep Dive Planned Giving - Making the Most With What You’ve Got – Planned Giving in a Small Fundraising Shop Mike Eikenberry, Vice President of Major Gifts; Eskenazi Health Foundation & Max Harper, CFRE, Development Officer; Butler University
3:45 - 5:00 pm CIESC

INAPEF Board of Directors Meeting

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Cobblestone Zionsville, 160 S Main Street, Zionsville, IN 46077)

Welcome Dinner Hosted by Major Saver All conference attendees and grant recipients are invited!  We will enjoy dinner at Cobblestone Zionsville.   
       Thursday, November 9th   
 Time  Location  Session Type  Session Title/Description  Speaker(s)
7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Cafe & Frontier Registration, Exhibitors & Breakfast Arrive early to sign-in and enjoy a continental breakfast while you network with your peers and visit the exhibitor hall.  
8:00 - 8:15 a.m. Frontier Welcome & Announcements Morning welcome and updates from INAPEF President, Lisa Baize INAPEF President Lisa Baize
8:15 - 9:00 a.m. Frontier Keynote Speaker You Can't Lead if No One Will Follow -- What Will Your Legacy Be? Wayne Township Superintendent Dr. Jeff Butts
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Frontier General Session How to Best Leverage Contributions Made to Education Foundations Peter Dunn (aka Pete the Planner), Your Money Line
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Exhibitor Hall & Break Networking  Visit with our sponsors and exhibitors; and enjoy a morning donut break, sponsored by Teachers' Treasures.  
10:15 - 11:15 a.m. Frontier Breakout Using AI in Grant Writing and Storytelling in order to save time and maximize resources Pete Just, CETL, executive director, Indiana CTO Council 
10:15 - 11:15 a.m. Horizon Breakout  Finding and Securing Major Gifts - Even in Small Markets
Mike Eikenberry, Vice President of Major Gifts; Eskenazi Health Foundation & Max Harper, CFRE, Development Officer; Butler University
11:15 - 11:30 a.m. Exhibitor Hall Networking Visit with our sponsors and exhibitors  
11:30 - 12:30 p.m. Frontier General Session

"Gold Mine" Table Topics - Attendees will pick their own topics and rotate through four tables in an hour. Expect small group discussion, sharing and best practices. Take away some gold nuggets!

  1. How Foundations can Support Teacher Education, hosted by the American College of Education
  2. Alumni Engagement, hosted by Emily Kaiser, Washington Township Schools Foundation
  3. Payroll Deduction, hosted by Ginny Brown, Greenfield-Central Schools Foundation
  4. Supporting Teacher Supply Needs, hosted by Teachers’ Treasures and Emily Oliver-Jones, GCEF
  5. & Your Education Foundation, hosted by Kirk Smiley, DonorsChoose
  6. Scholarship & Administration Fees, hosted by Angie McIntyre, LTEF
  7. Day of Giving, hosted by Lisa Baize, WTEF
  8. Donor Cultivation, hosted by Shanon Stroer, Charity Proud
  9. Engaging Board Members in Fundraising, hosted by Kate Brierty, Hedges
  10. How to best partner with your banking institution, hosted by Everwise

12:30 - 1:15 p.m. Frontier Working Lunch Annual Meeting & Lunch

INAPEF President Lisa Baize
& Association Administrator 
Krista Kindler Baber

1:15 - 1:30 p.m. Exhibitor Hall Networking Visit with our sponsors and exhibitors; see how they can help your organization improve!  
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Phoenix Breakout  Data Basics: The Care and Feeding of Your Donor Data Shanon Stroer, Senior Client Account Manage; Charity Proud
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Horizon  Breakout Best Practices in Grant Writing and How Volunteers can participate, even in a staffed organization Nina Brahm, Grant Writer & Education Consultant
2:30 - 2:45 p.m. Exhibitor Hall Exhibits & Break Grab a snack and visit with our sponsors and exhibitors; see how they can help your organization improve    
2:45 - 3:45 p.m. Frontier General Session Activating & Leading Board Committees: Together we will learn how to maximize productivity with the support of our board committees Attendees will learn common structures and leading practices for effective committee functionality and leadership. Kate Brierty, Consultant, Hedges
3:45 - 4:00 pm Frontier General Session Announcements and Adjourn INAPEF President Lisa Baize & President-Elect Adriann Young

Registration Pricing

 Registration Thursday Conference Only

Add Planned Giving Deep Dive (Wednesday)

Conference Attendees
(same org)
Additional Planned Giving Deep DIve Attendee
(same org)
Early Bird Rate - Expires September 30th $109 $55 $25 $25
Member (starting October 1) $139 $65 $25 $25
Non-Member (JOIN NOW!) $159 $85 $25 $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 Planned Giving Deep Drive Training Session will be held at: CIESC

Welcome Dinner: LOCATION TBD


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!




Sponsorship Opportunities

2023 Conference Committee

INAPEF President Lisa Baize
Executive Director
Wayne Township Education Foundation
Emily Oliver-Jones
Executive Director
Greater Clark County Schools
Education Foundations
Jennifer Ogle
Board Member
Kokomo Public Schools
Education Foundation  |  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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