Presenter: Maryann LaCroix Lindberg, CFRE, MBA, President, Philanthropy Resource Group
Maryann LaCroix Lindberg, CFRE, MBA has served Keene State College since 2008 as Vice President for Advancement, and has 35 years of experience in fundraising, marketing and non-profit administration. With a BA from Bucknell University and an MBA in Marketing & Finance from Penn State, Maryann has worked for several institutions of higher education, including Penn State, the University at Buffalo and Westminster Choir College, as well as social service and arts agencies. She was also the managing partner of a regional consulting firm that specialized in fundraising and communications consulting for a broad variety of non-profits. Raising millions of dollars over the years, her experience spans all areas of fundraising, but her favorite professional focus is building programs that successfully integrate fundraising with constituent education and engagement strategies. A 30-year-plus member of AFP, she has served the profession through volunteer leadership positions in various AFP and planned giving chapters, currently serving on the board of the Planned Giving Council of NH & VT, and as immediate past chair of the Greater Keene Chamber of Commerce. She is also a 2011 alumna of Leadership New Hampshire. Maryann has conducted many courses and seminars through AFP chapters and conferences, as well as for Duquesne University, the Erie Foundation and various centers for nonprofit management. She resides in Swanzey NH with her husband, and has two grown children, one of whom has also chosen the fundraising profession.
 
Presenter: Jenny Brower, Managing Partner, Mindpower, Inc.
 
Thinks: A little creative chaos is a good thing. Her mindpower: Strategy. Creative. Rollout, and buy-in. As one of Mindpower's managing partners, Jenny knows a thing or two about all the moving pieces in a branding process. She's also the person most Mindpowerians go to when they have a problem. And for our clients? She's a beacon of good cheer - and even better sense. (Thank Vanderbilt for that.) When not traversing the country - speaking at conferences and visiting clients - Jenny and her husband are enthusiastic supporters of Atlanta's in-town art and music scenes.