Morning Networking Session
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Please join fellow PGCGP members and colleagues for a chance to reconnect and network in-person in the Racquet Club Reading Room.
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Demystifying Donor Advised Funds
Eileen R. Heisman, the President & CEO of National Philanthropic Trust, will demystify donor advised funds (DAFs), provide insights into DAF trends, dispel DAF myths, and share actionable tips on how to engage DAF donors in your fundraising plan.
Eileen R. Heisman, ACFRE, is the President and CEO of NPT. She is a nationally recognized expert on charitable and planned giving. Ms. Heisman has been interviewed about philanthropy and donor-advised funds on CNBC, PBS, NPR, CNN International and Bloomberg TV, and by nearly every national newspaper and major trade publication, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Bloomberg, CBS MarketWatch, Financial Advisor and Investment News. She has been named eight times by NonProfit Times as one of their Power and Influence Top 50, an annual listing of the 50 most influential executives in the philanthropic sector, most recently in 2021. She was the recipient of a 2019 Carnegie Mellon University Alumni Achievement Award. She was the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)’s 2014 Outstanding Fundraising Professional, the highest award granted by AFP to recognize effective, creative and stimulating leadership, and the practice and promotion of ethical fundraising. She was also among the first fundraising professionals to earn the distinguished ACFRE certification.
Ms. Heisman teaches a graduate course in philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice, where she serves on the Governance Committee for the Nonprofit Leadership Program. Ms. Heisman is a lecturer and member of the National Advisory Board at the University of Michigan School of Social Work and serves on the Carnegie Mellon University Dietrich College Board of Advisors (formerly College of Humanities and Social Science). She also served as founding chair of Culture Works Philadelphia for seven years.
Ms. Heisman earned a bachelor’s degree with honors in psychology from Carnegie Mellon University and a master’s in social work with a major in social program evaluation from the University of Michigan. She is a member of the third Wharton Fellows Class at the University of Pennsylvania and completed the Executive Program for Philanthropy Leaders at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.
Proof of vaccination is required to enter the Racquet Club of Philadelphia.