2012 Annual Meeting of Members

FlameMember Only Date: 01/15/2013 Time: 11:30 AM – 02:00 PM Location: Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Target Wing, Graves Reception Hall, 2400 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN, 55404 MCF Member: $65

Registering someone else? 
To register someone other than yourself for this program, e-mail Chantel Karney or call 612.465.0715.

Online registration has closed.  To register, please contact Chantel Karney at ckarney@mcf.org or 612.465.0715.

MCF encourages you to attend with your colleagues! We will credit your organization $10 for each of its attendees after the first.

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Description: Please join us at MCF’s 2012 Annual Meeting! We’ll deliver our first progress report on our ambitious new strategic plan, LEADERSHIP FOR THE FUTURE | 2012-2014, and celebrate our accomplishments as we strive toward our mission: To expand and strengthen a vibrant community of diverse grantmakers who individually and collectively advance the common good.

Our annual meeting is also a time to bring forward fresh perspectives and ideas. To challenge our thinking about ways to advance philanthropy and our communities, we are pleased to have Vikki Spruill, new president and CEO of the national Council on Foundations, present our keynote address.

Spruill will share her vision in her address “Winning the Race for Relevance.” She will discuss how we can retool services and leadership to increase value and relevance and help us find new ways to face challenging, fast-paced changes in all segments of society.

Register today to hear Spruill’s thought-provoking commentary, learn more about MCF’s services and leadership in public policy and diversity, equity and inclusion, elect new board members and officers, and recognize our outgoing directors.

Our featured artist for the event is Gao Hong, a Chinese composer, musical prodigy and master of the pear-shaped lute, the pipa. In 2005, she became the first traditional musician to be awarded a Bush Artist Fellowship and the first musician in any genre to win two McKnight Artist Fellowships for Performing Musicians.

We look forward to seeing you!


11:30 a.m.        Registration and Networking

Noon                 Luncheon and Annual Meeting
1:15 p.m.          Keynote Presentation: Winning the Race to Relevance 
                        Vikki Spruill, Council on Foundations

2:00 p.m.          Adjournment

Speaker: Vikki Spruill, president and CEO, Council on Foundations

Vikki Spruill became president and CEO of the national Council on Foundations (COF) in July 2012. She has a deep background in nonprofit management, communications and advocacy and is well-known for her expertise in collaborative leadership and philanthropy. Before joining COF, Spruill served as president and CEO of the Ocean Conservancy, where she modernized its public engagement strategies while maintaining a science-based rigor in guiding its advocacy efforts.

Entrepreneurship is a hallmark of her career. In 2003, she helped create FoundationWorks, an independent organization devoted to helping the philanthropic sector use strategic communications to enhance its effectiveness. As the first director of the Philanthropic Awareness Initiative, she co-authored publications including Philanthropy in the News and Making American Foundations Relevant. Her work builds on a 15-year career in public relations, including five years as a senior vice president of Ruder Finn, one of the largest independent public relations firms in the world.

Tours at MIA: If you are interested in taking a tour of the Terracotta Warriors, please contact MIA directly at 612.870.3000.

MCF Cancellation Policy: if you must cancel your attendance for this event, please contact Chantel Karney via email or at 612.465.0715 before January 9 to ensure a refund.