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Straight from the Donor: The Secrets Behind Their Support
Southwestern University - Julie Puett Howry Center

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$15 for AFP Members | $20 for guests
Free parking (Please click here for campus map)


Thursday, April 25, 2019 (7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.) - Williamson County Breakfast 

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Straight from the Donor: The Secrets Behind Their Support  

For most donors, whether it’s an individual, corporation or foundation, a strong belief in your mission and high confidence in your organization’s ability to fulfill your mission is at the core of their charitable giving decisions. Donors who represent three distinct sectors of the Williamson County philanthropic community including individuals, corporations, and foundations, will share with you the reasoning behind their donation and grant decisions, what they hope to achieve and the deciding factors on who they ultimately support. Here’s your chance to hear directly from them. You learn the inner workings on what happens after you solicit support or submit that grant proposal while learning best practices for improving your approach to solicitations and stewardship. 


Nelson Avery, MD, Professor and Director, Texas A&M Health Science Center in Round Rock

Stephanie Featherstone, Insurance Agent, State Farm

Laura Sewell, Manager, Southwestern University - The Sarofim School of Fine Arts

Nelson Avery, MD, Professor and Director, Texas A&M Health Science Center in Round Rock

Dr. Nelson Avery is Professor and Director of the Preventive Medicine Residency Program at Texas A&M Health Science Center in Round Rock. The Avery Family has been instrumental in the growth of Williamson County and has been a catalyst for higher education and healthcare in Central Texas.

AFP Stephanie Featherstone

Stephanie Featherstone has been a State Farm agent since 2008 when she opened her own agency in Georgetown, TX. She is an active community member where she serves as a board member and chair of the Community Impact Committee for United Way Williamson County. Stephanie has also served as the 2015 Georgetown Chamber of Commerce board chairman and a member of Habitat for Humanity board.  Education and awareness are her passions and she believes you can’t fix what you don’t know and shared information is the real power.

AFP Laura Sewell

Laura Sewell has been an arts administrator since 1997 and sees firsthand the impact philanthropy has on the "state of the arts" across Texas. She currently serves on the City of Georgetown Arts and Culture board and is a philanthropist that supports local, national, and international organizations. In addition to being a supporter and donor, Laura has been a volunteer fundraiser for numerous organizations.

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Date: Thursday, April 25, 2019
Time: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Julie Puett Howry Center
1001 E University Ave
Georgetown, TX 78626

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