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Events created exclusively for church leaders to provide initiatives for fundraising and strategies for support through capital campaigns, major gifts, and other opportunities.
Presidents' DinnerThe annual Presidents’ Dinner for Philanthropy began in 1977 when 18 General Conference officers and college presidents met for lunch during Annual Council to discuss philanthropy. After two years, the “Luncheon for Philanthropy” became an evening event.

The purpose of the dinner is to highlight the philanthropic achievements of the Adventist Church and its institutions and programs. It also creates a sense of awareness, involvement, and ownership of philanthropic programs among church leaders and key supporters.

The designation recognizing it as “The Presidents’ Dinner on Philanthropy” allows both General Conference President Ted Wilson and North American Division President Dan Jackson to recognize other important church entities that also receive significant support from major donors.

Attending the dinner are world leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist church and its institutions, private Adventist business donors, community leaders, volunteers, and other representatives from the nonprofit sector.

Presidents' Colloquium In today’s economy there are only two certainties: an increased competition for gifts, and Adventist giving demographics that constantly change. As leaders, you need to be informed of these changes and the most effective ways for addressing these challenges.

This event has been created exclusively for Church leaders. It is designed to give you the edge and proven methods for meeting your needs. Evangelism, church growth, capital campaigns, education and other Church ministries are vital to fulfilling the Promise.

The Presidents’ Colloquium will provide you with leadership initiatives for fundraising, strategies that will work for the church, a framework for capital campaigns and tangible approaches for soliciting major gifts. Areas of focus are:


  • Developing “major-project” partnerships with your constituency
  • The role of Philanthropy in ministry
  • The CEO's role in philanthropy
  • Executive strategies for major gift fundraising
  • Defining the goals and planning for success
  • Cost effective capital campaigns and,
  • The strategic alliance of planned giving and current funding programs.

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