Volunteer Leadership Summit 2021


September 8, 2021 (View the recorded session below)

Looking Ahead: Emerging Trends in Philanthropy and What’s Next for the Expect Greater Campaign

How did 2020 impact philanthropy? We look at how the past year affected the philanthropic landscape and forecast what’s to come for the Expect Greater campaign. Industry experts Sue Cunningham and Shaun Keister share key trends and lessons learned during the pandemic.


Sue Cunningham
President and CEO, Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)

Shaun Keister, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor, Development & Alumni Relations and President, UC Davis Foundation


Wednesday, September 15, 2021 (View the recorded session below)

More than Cash: A Planned Giving Strategy for Any Donor

Join us for this interactive workshop to find out how contributing appreciated assets can help you and your peers make larger gifts, reduce taxes and potentially create income. There will be pop quizzes to test your knowledge and Q&A to allow for conversation and deeper learning.


Brian Casey
Assistant Vice Chancellor of Planned Giving

Kathy Lopez
Executive Director of Planned Giving


Wednesday, September 22, 2021 (View the recorded session below)
Spotlight on Sacramento
Learn about the investments in the Sacramento campus and expanding healthcare, including innovative buildings and teaching spaces such as Aggie Square, Ernest E. Tschannen Eye Institute Building, Healthy Aging Clinic, UC Davis Rehabilitation Hospital and UC Davis Medical Center expansion. Hear from campus planners and UC Davis Health leadership about the impact these spaces will have on Sacramento and throughout the greater Northern California region.


Bob Segar
Associate Vice Chancellor of Campus Planning and Environmental Stewardship

Brad Simmons, M.H.A., F.A.C.H.E.
Chief Administrator, UC Davis Medical Center and Chief Operating Officer, UC Davis Health Hospital Division


Wednesday, September 29, 2021 (View the recorded session below)

Volunteers as Champions for Strategic Engagement

Have you wondered how you can maximize your volunteer experience during this pandemic and post-pandemic? As volunteer leaders, you are university citizens and “match-makers” exploring personal motivations, values and abilities of people to involve them with the mission of the university. This session is designed to build confidence and provide actionable takeaways focused on starting and building robust donor and alumni relationships.


Dana Allen
Assistant Vice Chancellor of Alumni and Affiliate Relations and Executive Director, Cal Aggie Alumni Association

Angie Joens
Assistant Vice Chancellor of Development Outreach