Advancement Partners Summer Seminar 2019

How To Create and Fund the Vision for Your School
Optimal Strategies to Maximize Annual and Capital Giving

July 31 - August 2, 2019, University of Notre Dame

The Advancement Partners Summer Seminar is an annual three-day seminar and conference for Catholic school development professionals, presidents, principals, and board members. In 2019, the seminar will take place July 31 - August 2, at the University of Notre Dame.

Advancement Partners is in its 29th year of focusing on development and advancement for Catholic high schools and K-12 schools. The seminar is presented by the Advancement Partners team, and includes in-depth sessions focused specifically on Catholic development best practices, guest speakers, and more.

Each conference pass includes two nights in the Morris Inn on the campus of Notre Dame, lunches and dinners, and conference materials.

If you have any questions, please call Terry at 888-717-9980, ext. 1 or via email at We hope to see you there!

Seminar Information

Testimonial from Lake Catholic High School Past President Sal Miroglotta.

Seminar Topics

The 2019 seminar will focus on:

  • Feasibility Study and Capital Campaign processes
  • Major Gift Solicitation role playing
  • In depth analysis of the Annual Fund, Major Gifts and Planned Giving
  • Envisioning, Strategic Planning and Development Planning
  • How to connect with millennials
  • Effective alumni strategies
  • Your advancement web presence
  • Nationally-known keynote speakers
  • Important trends in Catholic education
  • Small group breakout sessions
  • Networking opportunities with professionals from across the country
  • Engaging and re-energizing your board

Who Should Attend

  • Development/Advancement Directors
  • Development/Advancement Committee Members
  • Presidents/Principals, Heads of School
  • Trustees, Board Members
  • Superintendents, Diocesan, Religious Order Leadership n Network with a broad cross-section of Catholic school leaders from across the country in a location (Notre Dame) at the core of Catholic educational philanthropy.

Testimonial from Detroit Catholic Central High School Director of Advancement Dan Collins.

Site & Accommodations

The newly renovated and expanded Morris Inn on the beautiful Notre Dame campus has 150 guest rooms that feature a king bed or two queen beds, 42in HDTVs, Keurig coffee makers, safes and mini fridges. You will be within walking distance of the entire campus, including Notre Dame Stadium, the golden dome of the Main Building, and Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

All seminar sessions will be held in the spacious and high quality conference facility area of the Morris Inn.


Registration is $949 per person. Registration fee includes:

  • Full participation in all seminar workshops and events.
  • Two nights accommodations at the Morris Inn.
  • Six meals
    • Lunch and Dinner on Wednesday
    • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner on Thursday
    • Breakfast on Friday
  • A flash drive with electronic copies of all presentations and seminar materials.
  • Seminar working materials and welcome pack.
  • All participants will receive a certificate of participation.


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If you have any questions regarding the Advancement Partners Summer Seminar 2019, please contact Terry Fairholm at 888-717-9980, ext. 1 or via email at