Hilbert Institutional Advancement Staff Attends Conference

Robert Burdenski and Louis Noce at the Northeast Annual Giving Conference
Robert Burdenski and Louis Noce at the Northeast Annual Giving Conference

Louis Noce, Development Officer, and Tori Felser ’12, Annual and Special Giving Coordinator attended the Northeast Annual Giving Conference at Pace University March 19-21.

The conference has become the premier gathering of development and advancement professionals in the United States.

For the last five-years Noce has served on the planning board of directors, and is a frequent speaker at the conference. He has recently been elected by his peers to serve a three-year term as the Vice-President of the 12-year old organization. He will be placed in the cycle to assume the Presidency.

This year the conference broke attendance records with 250 participants. “It’s really hard to believe how big this meeting of professionals has become,” said Noce. “We have schools from Colorado and Florida attending, our reach has definitely expanded outside the Northeast.”

This year featured keynote speaker Robert Burdenski, an internationally-recognized annual giving consultant, author, speaker and trainer, and has served more than 200 institutions since 1994. He has worked with clients of all sizes throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia & Asia.

Another keynote was delivered by Jerold Panas one of the nation’s most highly regarded professionals in the field of campaign services and financial resource development. Jerold combines his understanding and experience in the field of fund raising with a special talent for strategic planning, major gifts, and volunteer development.

Next year’s conference location and dates will be announced this summer.