October 27-29, 2019 | Wichita Marriott Hotel
Putting the Unity in Community
Putting the Unity in Community

Day 2 – October 28, 2019

7:30a.m.  Registration Open, Continued 

8:00-10:30a.m.  Monday Pre-Conference Retreats

Community Foundation Basics (continued)

Corporate Hills Ballroom

Speakers: Rosemary Dorsa & Terri Johnson

Track: Multi-tracks

Ambassador: Rosemary Dorsa

*This retreat is supported by Indiana Philanthropy Alliance

Community foundations are unique and complex organizations and the task of orienting and training new staff and board members is a constant challenge. “Community Foundation Basics” is a fast-paced overview of all the major functions of a community foundation. Topics include:

  • History, purpose
  • Governance
  • Fund Management
  • Asset development
  • Grantmaking and Community Leadership
  • Finance and investments
  • Legal Issues
  • Operational sustainability
  • Lifecycles of community foundations

It’s Almost Halloween, But It Doesn’t Need to Be Scary: Taking the Fear Out of Community Leadership

Atrium Room

Speakers: Len Bartel, Deborah Ellwood & Tony Macklin

Track: Leadership, Governance

Ambassador: David Rosado

*This retreat is supported by Ekstrom Alley Clontz & Associates

We all want what’s best for our communities, and to make a difference in people’s lives. To ensure that their community foundations can be all they can be, many of your peers are applying the principles and practices of “The Framework for Community Leadership by a Community Foundation” (the foundational document on community leadership developed for the field, by the field) and aligning their resources and strategies in support of building communities where all residents are prosperous, healthy and secure.

It can be uncomfortable and sometimes scary to take on new roles (conducting research, influencing policy, etc.) beyond that of a good grantmaker. In this session, you will have the opportunity to work with “The Framework” and discuss with other participants the possible actions and next steps you can take in your community leadership journey. Also, know that you’re not alone on the path – you will have the opportunity to hear stories from your peers to understand and appreciate how they are wrestling with such challenges as staff size/capacity and budget in their efforts to advance equity and other critical issues.

27 Things That Community Foundations Do That Drive Me Nuts And How To Address A Few Of Them

Salon 1-2

Speaker: Bryan Clontz

Track: Multi-tracks

Ambassador: Megan Barber Allende

After working with or for over 250 community foundations the last 20 years, Bryan has developed a not-so-short list of things that drive him nuts. This fun, but intentionally provocative, talk will skewer sacred cows by answering questions like: Who cares if you are the best kept secret in town? If you have Board deadwood, don’t you think it is your fault? Why do you keep trying to gather acorns when mature oaks already exist? And why do you keep trying to raise discretionary money in all the wrong places? And then there are 23 more fun-filled questions! If you dare to come to this session, bring some thick skin, a sense of humor, some tissues for tears and a notepad.

De-Mystifying Place-Based Impact Investing – Understanding the What, Why and When of the Impact Investing Tool

Room DE

Speakers: Deb Markley & Janet Topolsky

Track: Multi-track

Ambassador: Janet Topolsky

*This retreat is supported by LOCUS Impact Investing

There is a great deal of “buzz” about foundations and impact investing. For community foundations, this often creates an element of confusion and some critical questions: What is this tool? Why should I consider making place-based investments in my community? When is it the right tool for my foundation? In this session, we’ll dig into the topic and review the current state of the field and new innovations related to impact investing. We’ll also engage members of the Kansas Community Philanthropy Innovators Network to describe their journey toward building their capacity to take on a stronger role in local economic development, including using the tool of local impact investing. 

Tech Talk: Software Shopping With Dueling Software And Cyber-Security

Room AB

Speakers: Bill Corkill & Shawn Myers

Track: Finance/Operations

Ambassador: Conny Bogaard

When budgeting for technology, most of us have limited budgets, so how do you provide the software you need while keeping your organization safe from cybersecurity threats at the same time? Join us, as we talk about what you can strategically plan for your technology needs and while staying safe at the same time.

Legal Pitfalls, Taxes and Other Law Concerns

Room F

Speakers: Robin Ferriby, Christina Gonzalez, & Bryan del Rosario

Track: Legal

Ambassador: Tim Beaton

*This retreat is supported by the Council on Foundations

This session will cover a wide range of legal matters which will help you secure and manage new gifts and assets for your community foundation for the benefit of the areas you serve. The session will include updates on Federal tax law affecting community foundations and charitable giving, regulatory considerations with respect to donor advised funds, opportunity zones developments, and supporting organizations. Time will be allocated for discussion of topics suggested by the participants.

10:30-11:00a.m.  Pre-Conference Networking-Resources Hall 

11:00-12:30a.m.  Opening Plenary Lunch

Plenary Ballroom A-F

*This Plenary Lunch is supported by the Network for Good and Council on Foundations

Challenging "When You've Seen One Community Foundation, You've Seen One."

Speakers: Nancy Anthony, David Bennett, Deborah Ellwood, Kristi Knous & Tara Vance

Everyone has heard, and probably used, the oft-repeated phrase “When you’ve seen one community foundation, you’ve seen one community foundation.” While that may be true, it is also true that community foundations are very much alike and what unites us is greater than what separates us—both as a nation and as a field of practitioners engaged in community leadership. Now, more than ever, we need to come together to support and grow our communities. The challenges confronting our communities are not simple and technical and will not be solved by grants alone. They are long-standing, complex, and structural. We are at a pivotal moment. Community foundations across the country—large and small, urban and rural—are stepping up to lead positive change. While we all operate under the same rules and regulations, community foundations have evolved to best serve their constituencies. In this opening plenary, Deborah Ellwood of CFLeads will present new research on Community Foundation leadership 15 years after publication of “On the Brink of New Promise.” An open discussion will follow with leaders in our field about what works-and what doesn’t work-for community foundation strategies. 

12:30-1:00p.m. Resources Hall Networking Break

*This break is supported by conference partners Kansas Health Foundation; Foundant Technologies; and CF Express Training

1:00-2:00p.m.  Session 1

1.1 Leadership and Equity: Size Doesn’t Matter; Trust Does

Basic

Corporate Hills Ballroom

Speaker: Denise Spencer

Track: Leadership

Ambassador: Holly Rooks

The traditional model of building, managing and servicing component funds for a fee is still a substantial part of the work of community foundations. But in the last several decades, there has been a growth of community leadership activities as a means of leveraging grantmaking impact. As each community foundation grows its SMIRF (social, moral, intellectual, and reputational, as well as financial assets), it grows its influence. Unfortunately, leadership activities rarely provide a direct income stream of support, and therefore must only be available to the larger organizations, right? Wrong. Community leadership, which in recent times often includes work in the diversity/equity/inclusion arena, does not require a lot of money. What it does require is community trust. It requires that the organization first spend some time in preparation, by laying the groundwork within its own structure, and by being aware, creative, and present in the community. This session will provide a way of looking at how organizations can build the reputational capital necessary for community leadership, including today’s needed equity work, without a significant financial investment. Participants will leave with the beginning of an action plan, and some tools and resources to move their organizations ahead down the leadership road.

1.2 No More Scholarships: College, Career & Life Success

Basic/Rural

Atrium Room

Speakers: Randy Maiers & Christy Tustin

Track: Program

Ambassador: Christy Tustin

Community foundations across America are throwing out the old, traditional model of scholarships that we all inherited. Along the way these foundations are discovering a whole new world of exciting opportunities that more fully engage our donors, community, and the young adults we are trying to support. This session will explore how two community foundations have moved on to the “Come Home Reverse Scholarship” program as well as the life-needs approach to success called "Complete Your Degree" which covers costs such as daycare, food, housing and transportation as a part of college support.

1.3 Challenging Times, Challenging Issues: Community Foundations and Opioids, Mental Health and Human Trafficking

Intermediate/Advanced

Salon 1-2

Speakers: Barbara Bartle, Vanessa Bechtel, Sara Carlson & Brian Fogle

Track: Public Policy/Advocacy

Ambassador: Brian Fogle

There is no question that communities are facing challenges with opioid addiction, mental health needs and human trafficking. The question often is: What do we as community foundations do about it? This session will feature a panel of experienced community foundation leaders from four states sharing their stories on how they are answering that question. Come learn how their foundations are using the power of convening, strategic partnerships and funding to address these pressing public health issues and building more resilient communities for tomorrow.

1.4 Powerful Planned Giving with a Shoe-String Staff and a Shoe-String Budget

Basic

Room DE

Speaker: Bryan Clontz

Track: Asset Development/Sustainability

Ambassador: Tara Vance

In this session, attendees will learn how to create or enhance a robust planned giving program with no money and in just 2-3 hours per month. Bryan will explain planned giving in simple terms, describes what really motivates donors to give, how to prospect and have the conversation while literally providing a step-by-step action plan for when you get back to the office. Over the last 20 years, more than 3,000 attendees have enjoyed and benefited from this talk and nearly everyone says: “I never thought it could be this easy and for absolutely no money!”

1.5 Affiliate Marketing: Plagiarism is the Highest Form of Flattery

Rural

Room AB

Speakers: Megan Robl, Joseph Sorenson & Kristi Knous

Track: Communications/Marketing

Ambassador: Wendy Skellenger

Beg, borrow and steal your way to success in this interactive session about marketing and storytelling for affiliate foundations. We will highlight real-life marketing examples from two host foundations with multiple affiliates in rural communities. Feel free to bring your samples to share!

1.6 Cheering up the Cheerleader: Creativity as Self-Care to Help Leaders Get Out of a Funk

Idea Lab

Room F

Speakers: Stuart Chittenden & Dan Gilbert

Track: Governance

Ambassador: Megan Barber Allende

We look to leaders to solve problems, but where do leaders turn when the situation defies typical approaches or thinking? What role can others play when frustration begins to wear our leaders down? In this session we will explore how creativity, play, and communication activities are beneficial for our emotional intelligence and wellbeing. In turn, these activities produce tangible results and model a culture of empowerment and creative thinking. Participants in this session will explore how they and their teams can “get unstuck” by: * Re-energizing themselves and others through ideation, creativity, and play * Thinking differently through “pop-up” creativity experiences * Strengthening relationships and understanding of others * Enabling circumstances for a creative, positive, vibrant culture.

1.7 Peer Expert Consultations (Sign Up at Registration Desk)

All levels

Sign up for a one-on-one session with one of your community foundation peers to discuss individual questions related to your foundation and its operations.

Sedgwick

Brian Frederick, Bonnie Gettys & Diana Anderson

1.8 Reimaging the Council on Foundations: A Community Foundations Visioning Session with Kathleen Enright

All levels

What is the highest and best role for philanthropy? And how can the Council on Foundations support its members and the field to be a strong and trusted partner in advancing the common good? How are community foundations evolving within a changing charitable landscape? You are invited to join Kathleen Enright, president and CEO of The Council on Foundations, for an interactive visioning session to explore these key questions.

Together with Kathleen and peer community foundation leaders, we will discuss how a reimagined Council can best support the field of philanthropy, in service of a future where givers of all kinds are sophisticated and vital players in creating more equitable communities and a better world. We look forward to hearing your insights and feedback!

Arkansas

Kathleen Enright

2:00-2:15p.m.  Break

2:15-3:15p.m.  Session 2

2.1 Give 5: Rethinking Volunteerism by Conducting "Civic Matchmaking"

Intermediate/Advanced

Atrium Room

Speakers: Greg Burris, Brian Fogle & Cora Scott

Track: Program

Ambassador: Brian Fogle

What if you could implement one program that will address the rising trend of social isolation, provide a wave of talented volunteers to increase the capacity of your nonprofits, addressing your community’s primary areas of need, and make your community attractive to a generation with time, talent and treasure to share? Would that be a win-win-win situation for your community? The Baby Boomer generation is rewriting traditional notions of “retirement” – they want to reignite and remain engaged, while re-establishing a degree of personal identity and relevance lost when they retired. The Give 5 program is a first-of-its-kind “civic matchmaking” program that lets citizens learn more about their own community, provides a “taste testing” of volunteer opportunities in their own backyard, then helps them connect to one or more volunteer opportunities that touch their heart and match their passion. Give 5 also benefits employers by helping retiring employees transition into a more meaningful (and more healthy) next chapter. There is a wave of talent out there, and it’s growing at the rate of 10,000 per day for the next twelve years. Are you ready? The communities that get this right will have a competitive advantage over the next 20-30 years.

2.2 Treading Cautiously with Gift Agreements and Understanding the Importance of Variance Power

Intermediate/Advanced

Salon 1-2

Speakers: Robin Ferriby, Christina Gonzalez & Bryan del Rosario

Track: Legal

Ambassador: Dell Marie Shanahan Swearer

*This session is supported by the Council on Foundations

With donor lawsuits seemingly on the rise, this session aims to address variance power—a distinguishing characteristic of community foundations—and the importance of variance power in allowing community foundations the flexibility to adapt to the changing needs of the communities they serve. This session will also cover regulatory considerations in the exercise of variance power and preservation of donor intent.

2.3 Finance and Accounting Update – The Top Ten Changes You Need to Understand

Basic

Corporate Hills Ballroom

Speaker: David Bennett

Track: Finance/Operations

Ambassador: Angie Tatro

As financial managers of community foundations, you need to keep abreast what is happening in your legal and regulatory environment. In this session, we’ll cover the top ten recent changes in the financial management of community foundations that will affect your foundation, your community and your donors.

2.4 Gifts of Land, Timber and Mineral Resources...Oh My!

Rural

Room DE

Speaker: Bryan Clontz

Track: Asset Development/Sustainability

Ambassador: Tara Vance

This session will cover all the assets hidden in plain sight like real estate and crops as well as those you can't see like mineral interests. You donors own a lot more than cash so we will be discussing the ins and outs and ups and downs of accepting these kinds of gifts. Case studies will be used to highlight key concepts.

2.5 Help Each Other, Help Yourselves

Intermediate/Advanced

Room AB

Speaker: Robin Miner Swartz

Track: Communications/Marketing

Ambassador: Megan Barber Allende

In this panel Q&A, three community foundation communications pros share the struggles and successes of working to maximize their communications budgets. You'll learn some approaches you can apply to your own work and hear about aspirational projects to plan for as your budget allows. Panelists TBD.

2.6 Cross-County: How Might we Reimagine Regional Collaboration Between Community Foundations in Times of Disaster?

Idea Lab

Room F

Speaker: Vanessa Bechtel

Track: Leadership

Ambassador: Bekki Pribil

After being impacted by four major disasters over the course of just one year, VCCF examines the positive and vital role its neighboring community foundations played in helping the organization respond to critical and urgent community needs. As the severity and magnitude of disasters is on the rise, we contemplate how regional collaboration among community foundations becomes an increasing necessity for supporting community resiliency and preserving the social safety net when disaster strikes. Together we reimagine regional collaboration and discuss strategies and action items that would be helpful to establish prior to the next big event.  

2.7 Peer Expert Consultations (Sign Up at Registration Desk)

All levels

Sign up for a one-on-one session with one of your community foundation peers to discuss individual questions related to your foundation and its operations. 

Sedgwick

Sara Carlson, Brian Frederick & Eric Hozempa

3:15-3:30p.m.  Break 

3:30-4:30p.m.  Session 3

Participants are invited to connect with peers from community foundations of a similar size to learn and share with those who might be at the same foundation life-cycle. 

3.1 How Technology Lets You Act Bigger Than You Are

Asset Size $5 Million - $15 Million

Atrium Room

Speaker: Bill Corkill

Track: Asset Development, Sustainability; Finance

Ambassador: Frances Graves

Learn how you can leverage enterprise grade tools and technology. We will also discuss what you should be thinking about before adopting new technology and what factors should be considered to maximize your success in utilizing technology.

3.2 With More Assets Comes Increased Responsibility...

Asset Size > $100 Million

Salon 1-2

Speakers: Neel Hajra & Randy Maiers

Track: Program, Public Policy/Advocacy

Ambassador: David Rosado

Every community foundation wants to grow significantly in assets in order to further enhance the quality of life in its region. However, a foundation that experiences this kind of growth discovers that it comes with a variety of new and unexpected challenges. As a community foundation grows its endowment and visibility, what is the foundation’s responsibility back to the community? Should it start taking on new challenges or stay true to the roots of its success? Should it try to pivot from incremental to transformational change? How can it keep up with increased community expectations without compromising its financial sustainability? How does its new scale impact its relationships with other community institutions? How can a community foundation preserve the positive aspects of its culture even as it grows in staffing and structure? Join us for a lively technical and strategic discussion about managing the increasingly important roles we play in our communities as our endowments grow. 

3.3 Learning and Adapting as You Grow

Asset Size $30 Million - $100 Million

Corporate Hills Ballroom

Speaker: Monica Moser

Track: Finance, Program, Governance

Ambassador: Rosemary Dorsa

* This session is supported by Marquette Associates

Join Monica Moser as she shares her 8-year journey leading the Jackson Community Foundation. In 2011, the organization was 63 years old and had net assets of $15,000,000. Eight years later and 71 years old, the organization has grown to $28,000,000, almost doubling their impact. With the same number of staff, they have had to invest in technology, get savvy in community leadership skills, and lead the board and staff from being a top-down organization to embracing community to lead the way.

3.4 How To Manage Rapid Growth And Change

Asset Size $15 Million - $30 Million

Room DE

Speaker: Bonnie Gettys

Track: Multi-tracks

Ambassador: Tim Beaton

In this session we will explore the critical components to managing transitions. Creatively leveraging relationships and your capital will allow your time to be managed (hint- it’s not just financial)

3.5 How To Grow In An Intelligent Strategic Manner

Asset Size $1 Million - $5 Million

Room AB

Speaker: Steve Alley

Track: Multi-tracks

Ambassador: Steve Alley

Many community foundations grow without a defined direction for asset development beyond, “Let’s get bigger.”  Growing in this way tends to create a mix of funds that may be difficult to administer and make it impossible to get to sustainability. This session will explore how to move your foundation away from that model and toward the growth you want to create as an organization.

3.6 Reframing Problems When Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees

Asset Size $0 - $ 1 Million

Room F

Speakers: Stuart Chittenden & Dan Gilbert

Track: Multi-tracks

Ambassador: Kari Mailloux

Money is not always the problem or the answer. Beyond the money, how might smaller or newer community foundations grow in order to meet their community’s challenges? This hands-on session will introduce design thinking approaches to “think beyond the money” and explore challenges and opportunities. The agenda and activities will include: * Exploring techniques to reframe perspectives on challenges and opportunities * Imagining alternate approaches to collaboration and resources * Learning in a safe, trusting environment in collaboration with a network of like-minded peers. Everyone will leave with an idea specific to their organization to test and evaluate when they return home from this conference.

3.7 Peer Expert Consultations (Sign Up at Registration Desk)

All levels

Sign up for a one-on-one session with one of your community foundation peers to discuss individual questions related to your foundation and its operations. 

Sedgwick

Robin Ferriby

Diana Anderson

Arkansas

Ben Winchester

David Bennett

3.8 The Lawyer Is In: Legal Consultations (Sign Up At Registration Desk)

All levels

Executive Board Room

*Legal Consultations are supported by the Council on Foundations

Sign up for a one-on-one session with Bryan del Rosario or Christina Gonzalez to discuss individual legal questions related to your foundation and its operations.

4:30-4:45p.m.  Break

4:45-5:45p.m.  Session 4

4.1 The Community Foundation and Entrepreneurship Connection: Pathways to Community Prosperity

Intermediate/Advanced

Atrium Room

Speakers: Imagene Harris, Don Macke & Tim Penny

Track: Leadership

Ambassador: David Rosado 

*This session is supported by e2 Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

If you attend this session you will learn how your community foundation can stimulate and support community prosperity through entrepreneurship. Community Foundations face growing demands to address the symptoms of struggling communities (such as hunger, domestic abuse, etc.). This session will focus on core solutions. This is more than fostering entrepreneurship, but how your foundation and community can become entrepreneurial, capitalizing on genuine assets and opportunities. Community stories, illustrations and tactics you can employ in your community will be shared.

4.2 From Transaction to Transformation: How to Get Out of Your Box

Intermediate/Advanced

Salon 1-2

Speakers: Sally Cross & Jessica Martin

Track: Finance/Operations

Ambassador: Megan Barber Allende

Two foundations discuss how they successfully refocused their operations from a high transaction/low impact fiscal agent to a donor focused organization to increase local impact, assets and sustainability. 

In 2012, the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley engaged Steve Alley of Ekstrom Alley Clontz & Associates to update their strategic plan. In their findings and recommendations, the report noted that the “current collections of funds is not fiscally sustainable.” The resulting plan helped them pivot the organization’s focus to building donor relationships and funds to increase its impact and ensure its financial sustainability. The shift in focus has enabled the Community Foundations to celebrate its 50th anniversary this year.

The Greater Salina Community Foundation is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year! To prep for the next generation of donors, GSCF went through a cost analysis with CF Insights in 2017, and also engaged with Steve Alley in 2018 to create a strategic plan. The plan resulted in a 2025 vision to start engaging with its donors in a more transformational way and operate with a sustainable business model. 

4.3 Vision to Action: Policies and Best Practices for CF Success

Basic

Corporate Hills Ballroom

Speakers: Diana Anderson & Tracy Edgerton

Track: Governance

Ambassador: Conny Bogaard 

Using the framework of the National Standards for US Community Foundations, Diana and Tracy will provide first-hand examples from their respective organizations and field questions on how to create and implement policies that are both relevant and practical.

4.4 Achieving Rural Economic Development through Community Listening

Rural

Room DE

Speakers: Gail Anthony, Tammy Carey & Ben Winchester

Track: Program

Ambassador: Andrea Judd

*This session is supported by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation

In this session we will explore how two community foundations took a different approach to rural economic development to improve their communities. You will hear about the Rural Economic Development Cohort, a partnership program with the Council of Michigan Foundations and the Community Economic Development Association of Michigan, and how participation in this experience helped them engage their communities in new ways and build their community leadership and economic development muscles. You will learn about the action the foundations took, what they learned along the way, and where they are going next. If you are looking for new ways to approach economic development in your rural community, be sure to join us to learn how you might apply this work back in your community.

4.5 Donor Steward: Engagement with Professional Advisers

Idea Lab

Room AB

Speaker: Bonnie Gettys

Track: Asset Development/Sustainability

Ambassador: Joan Vitt

*This session is supported by Boston Trust Walden

In this session we will determine how to have your Community Foundation stay “top of mind” for Professional Advisors as the assist their clients.

4.6 Getting Noticed Online With a Limited Budget

Idea Lab

Room F

Speaker: Ben Tierney

Track: Communications/Marketing

Ambassador: Bekki Pribil

Do I have to shell out thousands for a decent website? Do I need to pay for social media ads to get noticed? How do I make my flyers and mailings stand out when I can't afford a designer? Do I need to pay for an email marketing service? In this session, we'll cover these questions and more. For the last seven years, Ben has been working within a tight budget to communicate to the variety of audiences we see in the foundation world. He'll cover how to handle web, social media, email, and design - even if you don't have a full-time marketing professional. We're all passionate about our work and have stories to tell, and the Internet is the fastest way to get those stories out and attract support. We'll cover how to effectively utilize modern, do-it-yourself web technology to help improve your storytelling and broaden your audience.

4.7 Foundant Community Foundation Users Group

Come join us for an update on Foundant and our products as well as question and answer time with us and your peers.

Sedgwick

Speaker: Bryan Geary

4.8 Peer Expert Consultations (Sign Up at Registration Desk)

All levels

Sign up for a one-on-one session with one of your community foundation peers to discuss individual questions related to your foundation and its operations.

Arkansas

Steve Joul

Eric Hozempa

4.9 The Lawyer Is In: Legal Consultations (Sign Up At Registration Desk)

Sign up for a one-on-one session with Bryan del Rosario or Christina Gonzalez to discuss individual legal questions related to your foundation and its operations.

All levels

Executive Board Room

*Legal Consultations are supported by Council on Foundations

6:00-7:00p.m.  KACF Annual Meeting

Meet with your Kansas peers and the leadership of the Kansas Association of Community Foundations to learn about progress and plans made towards growing community foundations in Kansas. KACF members are asked to attend to vote for their future and to share their successes and challenges. In addition, Laurie Paarlberg and Ben Winchester will share Kansas data. We are stronger with the Association!

7:00-8:30p.m.  Welcome Reception at Mark Arts

Join us for an evening of engaging conversations and refreshments at Mark Arts, Wichita’s nonprofit visual arts organization dating back to the 20s now housed in a new 40,000-square-foot educational arts center of life-long learning. It features state-of-the-art technology for teaching and exhibitions, a sculpture garden, a culinary studio, green space for art fairs, special events and plein air classes, and gallery spaces for permanent and current exhibitions. Annual classes, workshops and camps engage in painting, drawing, printmaking, pottery, sculpture, enameling, metalsmithing, culinary arts, digital arts and dance. The gallery's resources include a collection of artworks of regional and national importance. The national juried exhibition program presents the latest work of contemporary artists in a variety of media.   

A shuttle bus will provide transportation between the hotel and Mark Arts. Registration is required.                

*This reception is supported by CF Express Training-An Online Video and Certification Program for Community Foundations of Any Size Any Where in America https://cfexpresstraining.com