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Forecasting Your Annual Fund:

What 2020 and 2021 Data Tell Us and Why it Matters for Your School’s Budget

For: Development Directors, Directors of Annual Giving, and other Fundraising Professionals

Thursday, April 29, 2021;

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Join us to review the Council for Advancement and Support of Education Pulse Survey on Annual Giving in FY 21, as well as other surveys from the past year. The session will investigate what the data mean for Independent Schools right now and what they may – or may not – tell us for FY 22. This will provide a critical look into what’s happening around the country in annual giving and with regards to parent and alumni participation. We will also look at both anecdotal and statistical trends that will likely influence advancement work in the next 12-18 months.

OPTIONAL: Breakout Sessions

Self Select a Topic for Deeper Discussion

For those who would like to stay on to dig deeper, we are offering unconference-type breakout sessions for you to query your peers and share your knowledge and practice. These breakouts begin at 12:15 PM and will be unfacilitated, round table discussions convened by program participants, including you! Be sure to suggest a topic for discussion below.


Ann Snyder is the Director, Independent and International Schools at Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Ann joined CASE in March 2020. Ann has considerable experience with independent and international schools, having served as director of external affairs and enrollment at Stuart Hall School, a pre-kindergarten to grade 12, coeducational, day/boarding school in Staunton, Virginia, for the last seven years. In addition, she has worked in communications and alumni relations positions at several organizations serving independent and international schools. As a senior leader at her previous school, she has weathered challenging school situations, including deficit budget formation, as well as enrollment and retention concerns.

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