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Health Sciences

Monday, July 24, 2017 

Breakout Session #2 
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.   
Grateful Patient Fundraising – A Deep Dive into WVU Program Details
Julia Phalunas, EdD,
Sr. Exec. Dir. Of Priority Initiatives, WVU Foundation
Krista Kent, Director Planning and Operations, WVU Health Sciences
Brian Shipp, Assistant Vice President Technology and Facilities, WVU Foundation 

Grateful patient fundraising programs are complex, and multi-faceted.  In an academic healthcare environment with multiple entities, even more so.  This session will provide the specifics of a comprehensive program overhaul completed this year at WVU and will include details on program organization and data flow in support of fundraising. Insights into engagement and successful partnering with physician and clinical leadership, technology, compliance, and legal will be included.    

Breakout Session #3 
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.  
Fundraising in an Academic Health Sciences Environment – Coordination and Collaboration
George J. Omiros, CFRE, CAE, Assoc.Vice President for Development, WVU Health Sciences
Clare Flanagan, Asst. Vice President for Development, WVU Health Sciences
Patricia Lonsbary, CFRE, Director of Development, WVU Health Sciences 

Engaging philanthropists to support academic health sciences requires an ambitious journey of internal coordination and collaboration.  What path will you follow to the funding opportunities that transform health care and educate tomorrow’s physicians to be leaders in their respective fields? And, who needs to be on that road with you to attain remarkable success? Through the stories and experiences of the WVU Health Sciences team, you will understand how to motivate and inspire deans, faculty and others to achieve your fundraising goals.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 

Breakout Session #5
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. 
5 W’s of Event Planning - Who, What, Where, When, Why
Jessica Loughman, Donor Relations and Event Coordinator, WVU Medicine Children’s
Erin Blake, Community Relations Coordinator, WVU Medicine Children’s
Dee O’Palko, Development Officer, WVU Medicine Children’s

Event management is the process of analyzing, planning, marketing, producing and evaluating an event. It is a unique way of promoting a product, service or idea. Event management requires certain core values to be addressed in every element, process and decision. This approach will help to achieve effective and efficient results. Other topics:  Importance of Sponsorship; Social Media and Marketing; Volunteers; Brainstorming Session; and Q&A.