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Friday, May 11

    1945 SE Water Ave, Portland

11:00 to 11:30 a.m. Registration and Networking
11:30 - noon Lunch and networking
noon - 1:00 p.m. Giving by and for women: New research on giving by women to gender-related causes

Join us to hear new research about giving to women’s and girls’ causes and organizations and how researchers are thinking about gender and philanthropy.  Dr. Elizabeth Dale, assistant professor at Seattle University, will join us to talk about her research on women’s giving, including national surveys, focus groups, and a fascinating sample of 23 women who have made gift commitments of $1 million or more. She will share her understanding of female donors’ education and development as philanthropists and discuss patterns of greater philanthropic risk-taking, motivations related to funding women and girls, and women’s reluctance to claim the title of philanthropist. This research both supports and challenges our current knowledge regarding gender differences in giving and should spark a fruitful discussion for working with female donors.

Elizaeth J. Dale is an assistant professor in the Master of Nonprofit Leadership Program at Seattle University. Elizabeth received her Ph.D. in Philanthropic Studies in 2016 from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Her research focuses on the philanthropic practices of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals and couples, women’s giving and funding for women’s and girls’ causes, and the intersection of gender and philanthropy. She has presented nationally and internationally on her research as well as on service learning and online teaching methods.

Elizabeth teaches courses in philanthropy, governance, fundraising, and marketing and communications. She enjoys integrating new technologies and learning platforms in her classroom to enhance student engagement, whether teaching in-person or online.

Prior to beginning her Ph.D., Elizabeth served as Director of Development at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, a large community hospital based in Chicago, and as a campaign manager for the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago. She also served as Board Treasurer for the Chicago Women’s Health Center, a women’s health collective, where she participated in alternative governance first-hand. She achieved the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation in 2012. Elizabeth also holds an M.A. in Women’s Studies from The Ohio State University and a B.A. in Journalism and Women’s and Gender Studies from Ohio Wesleyan University.

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AFP Members $35 | Nonmembers & Guests $50 | AFP Young Professional Members $25 

New and Prospective Member Reception
Tuesday, May 1

5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Elephants Delicatessen
Garden Room
115 NW 22nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97210

New to our chapter? Considering joining AFP but you want to check us out first? Please join us for a networking Happy Hour.

Whether your May Day is coming up roses or has you crying "Mayday!", we hope you will take advantage of this great opportunity to connect with your peers over drinks and hor d'oeuvres curated by our friends at Elephant's Deli. 

Amy Varga (amyvarga.comwill share her always timely and inspirational ideas for nurturing ourselves as we navigate the joys and demands of our profession.

New and prospective members, please RSVP by April 25 
for this complimentary reception

















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