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CTCEF’s Annual Conference for Education Foundations

CTCEF’s 16th Annual Conference for Education Foundations. Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Crowne Plaza, Cromwell Hotel.
See photos from CTCEF’s 15th Annual Conference.


CTCEF’s 15th Annual Conference, September 30, 2014

Richard L. Schwab, PhD, Dean and Raymond Neag Endowed Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Connecticut, presented the keynote talk, “A Portrait of the Teaching Profession in the Era of Reform (14MB).”  The last third included suggestions for the role that community-based education foundations can play in helping to enhance the profession in meaningful ways.

Attorney Gary Attmore’s workshop, “Legal Check-Up: Bylaws and Other Organizational Matters,” included an excellent handout that all foundations should use to help them identify issues that need attention.

Fundraising professional, Bob Serow, explained the shift in fundraising from transactional giving to transformational giving and covered making your fundraising case, selling it, launching your fundraising plan, and the major gift fundraising cycle. He also covered how to calculate your fundraising event’s return on investment.

CTCEF Consulting Services for Education Foundations

CTCEF offers one-on-one consultations that are tailored to your particular concerns. Topics include Board Effectiveness, Grant-Writing , and others.

Technology Solutions for Education Foundations

greenleaf2CTCEF partners with Greenleaf Advancement to offer education foundations an affordable database management solution that is customized to meet your particular needs.

kilakwalogoCTCEF partners with Kilakwa Associates to offer a free Web site evaluation as well as Web site development, design, and management at a discounted rate for CTCEF Affiliates.

Thank You to Our Generous Contributors

Fairfield County Community Foundation for their Technology Development Grant
GE Foundation for their operating grant

willLogo William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund for their ongoing support for our annual conference


The Connecticut Consortium of Education Foundations (CTCEF) facilitates the creation, growth, and effectiveness of local education foundations in Connecticut.