Foundation Leadership Forum


January 25 – 27, 2021
Virtual Conference


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Keep the momentum going in 2021 and beyond.

Hear from 2020 Foundation Leadership Forum attendees about their experience  – and why they will be back.

Quick facts:

An annual conference for institutionally related foundations (IRFs) that convenes more than 600 participants from across the U.S.

The only national conference focused on board governance for IRF board and executive leaders.

Three half days of programming from January 25 -27, 2021.

Delivers innovative strategies and best practices in the context of today’s complex and shifting landscape; thoughtfully curated for relevance to higher education leadership.

Schedule includes plenaries, concurrent sessions, networking, and small group discussions.

Plenary sessions tackle big issues, cover provocative topics, and feature some of the most innovative leaders and thinkers in higher education today.


AGB’s Foundation Leadership Forum is the only national conference of its kind. Each January university and college foundation board members and chief executives from across the country join campus presidents and other senior staff for two and a half days of ideas, discussion, learning, and networking.

Focused on governance issues facing institutionally related foundations and their boards, the Forum creates opportunities for board leaders and executive teams to share insights, ask important questions, and learn how to create solutions-based strategies founded on best practices. The program strikes a balance between high-level discussions that address today’s—and tomorrow’s—challenges and guidance on practices that have solidified AGB’s reputation as the gold standard for effecting excellence in higher education governance.

Six Key Reasons to Attend.


Foster strong working partnerships between the board chair and foundation chief executive, board members attending as a team, leadership from both the foundation and the institution it serves, and the foundation chief executive, members of the executive team, board professionals, and legal counsel.


Learn about evolving best practices and ways foundations are navigating current and emerging challenges.


Enhance the leadership capacity of new board members, chairs, and committee leaders.


Identify new and creative ways to advance the strategic priorities of your college or university and strengthen the institution-foundation relationship.


Network with the 600-plus peers from other foundations across the country.


Connect, learn, share, and be inspired.

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