Building the Future: Philanthropic, Alumni/ae, and Collaborative Relationships at Episcopal Early Childhood Education Programs

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 (9:30am - 3pm US/Eastern)

Virginia Theological Seminary
3737 Seminary Road [map]
Alexandria, VA 22304

Nearly 625 freestanding early childhood education (ECE) programs across the Episcopal Church provide outstanding service to young children and their families. Their continued vitality is foundational to the overall success of Episcopal education.

Episcopal elementary and secondary schools, which serve students for a significant number of years, have long known that abiding relationships and partnerships are critical to the health of the school. But how do ECE programs, which have students for one or two years, nurture such long term relationships and partnerships? Is it even possible?

This day-long seminar will help you learn how to create, sustain, and leverage philanthropic, alumni/ae, and other relationships to support fundraising and programmatic efforts over the long term.

You will learn specific strategies and approaches from two experienced ECE leaders who have built successful annual fund and capital campaigns while engendering deep connections with families and students who have long-since graduated.

Watch this page for additional information about seminar content, registration, and costs.

The Rev. Daniel R. Heischman, D..Min., Executive Director, NAES
Mary Ellen Christy, Headmistress, St. Chrysostom Day School, Chicago, IL
Elizabeth B. Hogen, Head of School, Resurrection Episcopal Day School, New York, NY

Registration Deadline:
The registration deadline is Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at 11:59 p.m. (EDT).

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Registration Includes:

Lunch and all conference materials are included with registration.

Who Should Attend:

This seminar is designed for ECE program directors, rectors, board and vestry members, and fundraising professionals.

Meeting Attire:

Business casual.

Registration Fees:

These fees are available through 04/04/2012
Name Price Available To
Member $60.00   Members
Non-member $75.00   NonMember

Cancellation and Other Policies:

Written registration cancellations received by fax, 212.286.9366, or by e-mail,, no later than 5:00 p.m. (EDT) on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, are entitled to full refund of the registration fee, less a $25 processing charge.

Cancellation requests of any kind received after 5:00 p.m. (EDT) on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, or by any means other than fax or e-mail will not be entitled to a refund of any kind.

All registrations are subject to acceptance. Registrations received without payment will be returned. Registrations are NOT transferable and cannot be split among conference attendees.

Any and all liability of the National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES) and/or Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS) with respect to registration, reservations, cancellations, changes in the location or content of the program, and refunds is limited to a sum no greater than the registration fee paid. Under no circumstances shall NAES and/or VTS be liable for incidental or consequential damages of any kind, including, but not limited to, the cost of transportation or lodging. Submission of registration and payment constitutes acceptance of the terms and conditions herein.

General Hotel Information:

Due to renovations, the Virginia Theological Seminary is unable to offer housing accomodations at this time. We recommend staying at a hotel in the Old Town neighborhood of Alexandria, which is best accessible to the Seminary via taxi or rental car.

For more information please contact:

Ms. Erin J. Neary