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    • 06/26/2024
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Sarasota Yacht Club, 1100 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236
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    Everyday Donors of Color
    In partnership with the Southwest Florida Chapter of AFP and the Southwest Florida Estate Planning Council

    Wednesday, June 26, 2024
    8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
    Sarasota Yacht Club

    Free for CGPSWFL, SWFEPC, and AFP Members
    $15 for all other attendees

    Speaker: LaKoya Gardner, Director of the Mays Family Institute on Diverse Philanthropy 
    Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

    Join us as we welcome LaKoya Gardner, Director of the Mays Family Institute on Diverse Philanthropy at Indiana University Lily Family School of Philanthropy, to discuss important findings that influence inclusion in philanthropy. LaKoya will discuss the “Everyday Donors of Color” report on the motivations and behaviors of donors of color in recent years. These findings highlight the importance of developing a more inclusive set of philanthropic practices for organizations in the COVID-19 pandemic’s aftermath. The report incorporates a systematic review of existing literature, data from a national survey of American households, insights from focus groups with diverse donors, and case studies.

    The core mission of the Mays Family Institute on Diverse Philanthropy is to understand the perceptions, practices, experiences, and needs of the individuals and institutions that operationalize philanthropy in underrepresented communities and develop programming and services to engage philanthropic practitioners, scholars, and the public at large in conversations and activities to advance this field.

    LaKoya received her Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), and her Masters of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Indiana Wesleyan. LaKoya has over 10 years of experience in fundraising within higher education as well as several nonprofit organizations. Prior to her position at the Mays Family Institute, she raised over $14.7M within a 4-year timespan as the Executive Director of Resource Development at Ivy Tech Community College- East Central Region. Her focus area is to continue utilizing her expertise in fundraising to expand the understanding of donors of color and other underrepresented donors to shift the narrative within philanthropy.

    Special Thanks to Our Program Sponsors:
    Bank of America Private Bank & Community Foundation of Sarasota County


    A Joint Councils Program Presented in Partnership with:

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