Highlights from the 2019 Symposium

Our 2019 Keynote Speaker

Kenneth G. Elzinga

Mr. Elzinga is the Robert C. Taylor Chair in Economics at the University of Virginia. He was the first recipient of the Cavaliers’ Distinguished Teaching Professorship at the University, a recipient of the Alumni Association’s Distinguished Professor Award, the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Outstanding Faculty Award, as well as awards in education from the Kenan and Templeton foundations. In 1992, he was given the Thomas Jefferson Award, the highest honor the University of Virginia accords its faculty.

Each fall, Mr. Elzinga’s introductory economics course attracts over one thousand students and is the largest class offered at the University of Virginia. His Antitrust Policy seminar, which is taught using the Socratic method, often has a waiting list of two years.

Ken's relationship with The FOCUS Group is twofold. First, he serves on the board of two organizations that are clients of The FOCUS Group. Second, Ken is financial supporter of five organizations that have been served by The FOCUS Group. He has concluded that "what makes The Focus Group tick is not to raise money for Christian ministries -- though that happens -- but the real DNA of the firm is to worship the Lord and advance His Kingdom."

Other 2019 Featured Speakers

Todd Harper
President of Generous Giving

Jeanne McMains 
VP of Planned Giving Solutions, National Christian Foundation

Rev. Andy Bales
President of Union Rescue Mission

Keith Nix
Head of School, Veritas School, Richmond, VA

Dan Kennedy
Executive Director of Kumveka

DON'T MISS OUT On Our 2020 Major Donor Symposium!

  • Main event: January 14 & 15, 2020
  • Workshops and discussions to equip executives, development teams and capital campaign managers for major donor fundraising.
  • Pre-conference tracks for campaign managers and board members on January 13th.
  • Fellowship and mutual learning with your peers from around the world.

The Symposium will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Augustine Beach Oceanfront Resort.

Questions? Contact Kendy Horsley - [email protected]