Connect and build partnerships for success.

The 28th annual Foundation Leadership Forum, the only national convening of college and university foundation leaders, brings together over 650 foundation board members, chief executives, and other foundation and campus leaders and industry experts. The conference affords a unique opportunity for foundation trustees and staff leaders to focus on the fundamentals of foundation governance, learn from other foundations, build peer and professional networks, and explore emerging issues and innovative practices with sector leaders and industry experts.

Key reasons to attend the 2024 Foundation Leadership Forum:

Elevate Leadership and Engagement

The Forum includes workshops focused on helping board chairs and chairs-elect prepare for and fulfill their special leadership role. Other workshops provide guidance and resources for new and prospective foundation CEOs. Plenary and concurrent sessions throughout the program address principles of trusteeship, board assessment, committee responsibilities, and other factors critical to both board engagement and leadership.

Elevate Performance

Over 30 concurrent sessions and topical workshops provide insights on the full spectrum of foundation functions. Attendees learn about the ways other foundations are working to strengthen governance, enhance endowment management, and grow fundraising, and other ways they are innovating and providing strategic support to their partner institutions.

Elevate Impact

Unlike other professional conferences, the Forum is designed to be attended by teams including both foundation board members and foundation and institution staff leaders. The collective experience helps foundation volunteers and professionals develop a shared understanding of foundation leadership fundamentals, learn about evolving challenges and emerging and innovative practice, and identify strategies to elevate their foundations’ impact on their partner institutions and the students and communities they serve.

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**Three or more, members only. All members in the group must be registered at the same time. 

Key Dates

  • Early bird deadline: September 29, 2023
  • Deadline for cancellation: January 4, 2024

Registration and Cancellation Policy

This program is available only to registrants who are serving a higher education institution or foundation. Please contact with any questions.

All cancellations and requests for refunds must be submitted in writing to and will be processed after the meeting. Requests for refunds must be received by close of business on January 4, 2024, to receive a full refund minus a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued for registrants who cancel after January 4, 2024. If you are unable to attend, a substitute is welcome in your place at no additional charge. AGB is not responsible for cancellations due to airline disruption, inclement weather, COVID-19, or schedule changes.

Group Discounts: If a cancellation causes the group to fall below the required three registrations, the refund will be issued minus the discount benefit received by the original group.

Get involved!

Serving as part of the Forum faculty provides a great opportunity to engage board members, showcase the work of your foundation, and connect with other foundation leaders on issues of common interest.

If you have questions about participation in the Forum, please email

With thanks to our 2024 sponsors.

View our 2024 sponsors and see how you can support the Foundation Leadership Forum.



AGB is committed to excellence in member service. Should you have questions about registering for the Foundation Leadership Forum, contact the AGB registrar.

Become a Member and Save

If you currently are not an AGB member but want to take advantage of member pricing, contact Matt Stevens, director of membership outreach.


To learn about sponsorship opportunities, contact Steve Abbott, senior director of partnerships. 

All other inquiries may be directed to the AGB concierge.