APRA-Georgia Chapter

APRA-GEORGIA 2019 Spring Conference


 Thursday, May 2 and Friday, May 3, 2019

Mercer University 

Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional Campus 

Trustee Dining Room 

3001 Mercer University Drive, Bldg. 6

Atlanta, GA 30341

Featured Speakers and Topics:


Lawrence Henze, J.D., Analytics Architect, Senior Principal Consultant, Target Analyitcs

"A Bountiful Blend: Gifts of Cash, Assets (or Both) and Those Who Give Them"

David M. Lawson, Co-Founder & CEO, NewSci, LLC and author, Big Good: Philanthropy in the Age      ofBig Data & Cognitive Computing

"Corporate Philanthropy: Making an Impact"

Vendor Session by Ginger Cole, Relationship Manager - Academics, Lexis Nexis

Dan Lowman, Senior VP and Director, Survey Lab, Grenzeback Glier and Associates and 

Amy Begg, ManagingDirector of Prospect Management, Harvard University

"Measuring ROI: Musings on Showing Impact of Research, Analytics and Prospect Management"

​Development Officers Panel:

Jessie Brooks, VP for Institutional Advancement, Spelman College

Barrett H. Carson, VP for Development, Georgia Institute of Technology

Chantel Dunham, Senior Director of Development, University Libraries, Georgia Review

     and Georgia Press, University of Georgia

Mary Ann Sprinkle, MS, VP for Advancement, Emory University, Advancement 

     and Alumni Engagement

"Creating and Maintaining a Partnership between Development Officers and Prospect Development Professionals"


David M. Lawson, Co-Founder & CEO, NewSci, LLC and Author, Big Good: Philanthropy in the Age      of Big Data & Cognitive Computing

Lori Hood Lawson, CEO, WorkingPhilanthropy.com and author, Big Good: Philanthropy in the Age      of Big Data & Cognitive Computing

Cave Diving in the Private Company Data Lake"

Mark DeFilippis, Director of Prospect Development, The Nature Conservancy

"Prospect Development: It Takes a Village...Bridging Organizational Gaps to Establish Impactful Partnerships"

​Open Forum: Trends in Prospect Development

Marianne Pelletier​, Managing Director, Staupell Analytics Group

"Data Analytics: A Framework for Useful Applications"

Data Analytics Panel:

Laney Ey, Director of Research and Analytics, Coxe Curry & Associates

Stephen Frick, Associate Director of Prospect Systems & Information, The Nature Conservancy

Irena Politzer, Director, Operations Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation

​Information and Registration are here

We would also like to thank our Gold and Bronze Level sponsors!

Gold Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor


Our Fall Conference was a tremendous success even with Hurricane Michael preventing some of our speakers travel plans. Many thanks to Bond Lammey for being able to present twice! Also a uge shout-out to Ann Key, Prisca Zaccaria and Wesley Robinson for being part of our panel of speakers and our participants who were engaged to ask questions and have discussions on the topic of Prospect Development! And a huge thanks to Ginger Cole and Lexis Nexis for Development Professionals for being our Gold Sponsor!